An airlines spokesperson said that another aircraft VT-JRT from Kolkata was being made available as an alternative to ferry the passengers to Mumbai
Manipur CM N Biren Singh, 160 passengers of Imphal-bound Air India flight escape unhurt after bird hits aircraft
Around 160 passengers, including Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren, had a close shave when their Air India flight suffered a bird hit while landing at the airport in Guwahati
A Patna-bound GoAir flight with 174 passengers on-board on Saturday returned to New Delhi following a bird strike
The official said that all the 244 passengers and 10 crew members were reported to be safe on landing in Kolkata a little after 9 am.
A Bhubaneswar-bound aircraft of Vistara with 50 passengers and seven crew on board suffered a bird hit on Thursday when it was in the process of landing
The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Jet Airways said.
While the maximum number of 12 accidents occurred in 2011 which included the crash of a MI-172 helicopter in the Tawang helipad claiming 19 lives, there were eight incidents each in 2012 and 2013 and four so far this year, said Union Minister Mahesh Sharma.
An Air India spokesperson in Mumbai said that the passengers have been taken care of.
The pilot reported the bird-hit incident and flight was allowed to land back at the Ahmedabad airport.