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Bird hits Air India dreamliner while landing in Kolkata

An Air India dreamliner aircraft from Delhi with 254 on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Kolkata airport on Monday, officials said.

According to the Air India officials, the incident occurred around 9.30 a.m. when the was about to land at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

“The pilot of the (AI-401, DEL-CCU) aircraft reported a bird hit. The aircraft’s left engine has been damaged,” an Air India official told IANS in New Delhi.

“The aircraft has been grounded till further inspection and repair,” he added.

The officer further said that the all 244 passengers and 10 crew members were reported to be safe on landing in Kolkata.

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