Major incident averted at Ranchi airport as Air Asia flight to Mumbai gets 'Bird Hit' during take off

Last Modified Saturday, 8 August 2020 (18:15 IST)
Ranchi: A major incident was averted at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi as an flight on its way to with 176 passengers on board received a 'Bird Hit' during take off.
Due to the a loud sound was heard and sparks started coming out of the engine after which the pilot applied the emergency brakes.
Airport authorities said that the 180 seater plane was carrying 176 passengers. After receiving flight clearance the plane was taxing ahead on the runway when the Bird Hit took place, however all the passengers are safe.
The technical experts were examining the flight after which it would be decided that whether it was fit for travelling or not. All the passengers meanwhile have been taken out of the plane safely.One of the main reasons behind incidents of bird hit is close proximity of shops selling 
mutton and chicken.

Meat and chicken are sold in many markets including Birsa Chowk, Hinoo, Doranda areas which draw the birds leading to such incidents at the airport. Last year also two incidents of Bird Hit was reported at the Ranchi airport. (UNI)