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Bird strike, Indian plane with 135 passengers made an emergency landing

Afroza Hossain

Indian Air Force One Spice Jet made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff.

Indian Air Force One Spice Jet made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff. There were a total of 135 passengers on the plane.

The Indian media reported that a bird hit the engine of a Spice Jet SG-124 aircraft shortly after take-off on Sunday morning. The plane made an emergency landing in Delhi to deal with the situation. After taking off at 10:29 am, it made an emergency landing around 11 am. The plane was carrying a total of 135 passengers along with several crew members.

A spokesperson of the airline said that the plane of Spicejet is of B-737 class. It started at 10:29. Engine No. 2 was hit by a bird on its way from Delhi to Leh. The plane made an emergency landing in Delhi. All passengers are safe.

Meanwhile, last week, two flights of Air India and Air India Express made emergency landings due to mechanical problems. On May 19, an Air India Express flight was en route from Bengaluru to Kochi with 179 passengers and 6 crew members on board. It made an emergency landing at Bangalore Airport after the right engine caught fire.

Just two days before this incident, on May 17, an Air India plane crashed. Smoke was seen billowing from the air conditioning unit of the plane shortly after it took off from Delhi with 175 passengers on board. The plane made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport.

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