An Emirates flight from Dubai to Kolkata experienced a bird hit on Monday while landing at the airport.
“The Emirates plane landed at 7.53am and reported a bird hit at 10:23am. The bird remains were found on one of the wings of the aircraft,” said Atul Dixit, director, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata.
Dixit also added that no bird remains were found on the runway and it is suspected that the incident happened en route the airport.
Before the aircraft resumes its return leg of the journey it will be examined for airworthiness, said Dixit.
“Emirates flight EK571 from Kolkata to Dubai on May 8, 2017, was grounded in Kolkata pending repair to minor damage caused by a bird strike. Arrangements were made to rebook passengers on alternative flights. Emirates regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers,” an Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times.