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Vistara flight from Varanasi to Mumbai returns to origin after bird hit, grounded

The Vistara aircraft has landed safely in Varanasi and the radome is damaged, aviation general DGCA said.

Sri Lasya Edited By: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya New Delhi Updated on: August 06, 2022 0:03 IST
File image of a Vistara plane
Image Source : PTI File image of a Vistara plane

A Vistara flight from Varanasi to Mumbai was returned back to origin due to a bird hit, informed DGCA on Friday. The A320 aircraft VT-TNC operating flight UK622 (Varanasi-Mumbai) was involved in an air turn back to Varanasi due to a bird hit.

The aircraft has landed safely in Varanasi and the radome is damaged, the aviation general added.

The aircraft has been declared aircraft on ground (AOG).

On Thursday, Go First flight G8911 returned to Ahmedabad after it suffered a bird hit. The flight had taken off for Chandigarh from Gujarat. 

In a statement, a spokesperson of the private carrier said: "Vistara flight UK 622 operating from Varanasi to Mumbai on August 5, 2022 turned back to Varanasi due to a bird strike during departure.

Due to a maintenance inspection of the aircraft being required, another aircraft has been sent from Delhi to Varanasi to fly the passengers to Mumbai.

It has been our constant endeavour to minimise inconvenience to our customers in such unavoidable situations whilst keeping safety as our topmost priority."

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