A brand new Jet Airways Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from Mumbai suffered a bird hit on Tuesday evening and was grounded at the Chennai airport.
The aircraft was operated for the first time only three days ago. The flight, which that departed from Mumbai around 5.15 p.m., with 150 passengers suffered a bird hit just after take off but landed safely around 6.30 p.m.
“The bird strike occurred near Mumbai airport. But there was no problem and passengers were not affected. We saw some feathers and blood stains in the engine after the flight landed,” a source said.
The aircraft that was grounded left the city on Wednesday night, sources added. Just two weeks ago, an Air India flight had to return to the airport over a suspected bird hit. Read More