Monday, March 14, 2011

SpiceJet plane suffered bird hit: officials

JAIPUR: A day after a SpiceJet flight from Jaipur to Ahmedabad produced an emergency landing as a result of a snag in 1 of its engines, senior airport officials and also the airline's ground staff concerned have said the aircraft suffered a bird hit.

Following the incident, the Airport Authority of India, Jaipur, has intensified measures to scare the birds away even as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has yet to ascertain the lead to of the engine problem.

As part of the measures, AAI has elevated the frequency of firing guns to produce bubbles of LPG gas during the air to scare away the birds besides inspecting the runway by a team during the air targeted traffic manage just before each plane lands or takes off.


  1. Birds are alwaya a problem for planes. Compare to the size of the planes birds are insigniffiant but they can do great damage to the airplanes.

  2. There are numerous of instances happened like this. Do not understand what might be the possible solution to stop this kind of happenings.


  3. Well it happens quite often. It is not always reported though.
    Thanks for sharing


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