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Dubai-bound FedEx flight lands safely at Delhi airport after suffering bird-hit mid-air

A full emergency was declared at the Delhi Airport on Saturday afternoon.

Arushi Jaiswal Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal New Delhi Updated on: April 01, 2023 15:48 IST
Delhi Airport, full emergency
Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIONAL Full emergency was declared at Delhi airport.

New Delhi: A full emergency was declared at the at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi after a Dubai-bound FedEx aircraft suffered a bird hit soon after take-off on Saturday afternoon.

According to the statement released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Dubai-bound flight was hit by a bird soon after takeoff.

The regulatory body said that the aircraft had achieved a height of 1,000ft when the pilot informed the incident to the Air Traffic Controller. Subsequently, the airport authority declared a full emergency.

Luckily, the aircraft landed safely. After inspecting the aircraft, the DGCA said it was again take off for its destination.

"Delhi- Dubai FedEx flight was involved in air turnback due to a suspected bird hit at 1000 ft today. Delhi airport (DIAL) declared an emergency. Aircraft landed back safely. After inspection, it has been released for flight," it said. 

(With ANI inputs)

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