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DGCA: Go First flight “G8911” headed to Chandigarh, diverted to Ahmedabad after bird hit

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A major incident averted, A bird suddenly collided with the Go First flight flying from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh. The flight has been diverted after the bird collision. The flight has been diverted back towards Ahmedabad. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave this information. According to DGCA, Go First flight G8911 was flying from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh today when a bird collided with it and the aircraft was diverted. There is no information about any casualty in this accident so far.

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Even before this, in the month of June, emergency landing of planes going from Patna to Delhi and Delhi to Guwahati was done. Both these planes also had a technical problem after the bird collided. Shortly after takeoff, both the planes had to land. Not only this, the engine of one of these aircraft also caught fire, but fortunately there was no harm to any of the passengers.

Aviation watchdog DGCA’s chief Arun Kumar on Sunday said technical snags faced by domestic carriers in recent weeks did not have the potential to cause havoc and that even foreign airlines that came to India reported 15 technical snags in the last 16 days.

The country’s civil aviation space is “absolutely safe” and all the protocols laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) are followed, he said.

At the same time, on Tuesday, a car of the airline ‘Go First’ came under the ‘A320neo’ aircraft of ‘IndiGo’ at the Delhi airport on Tuesday, although it narrowly escaped after hitting the ‘nose wheel’.

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Sources said that the plane was about to leave for Dhaka (Bangladesh capital) on Tuesday morning when a car of the airline ‘Go First’ came under it, though it narrowly escaped after hitting the nose wheel. Went. Sources related to the aviation industry said that there was no damage to the aircraft of airline ‘Indigo’.

Bird collisions usually occur when the aircraft is flying at a low altitude. These incidents are more common during landing and takeoff. Generally, most incidents of bird collisions are not dangerous, but sometimes bird collisions worsen the situation and the plane needs to land immediately.

According to a survey by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an average of 34 incidents of birds colliding with aircraft are reported every day. Due to this, there is a loss of $ 1 billion (about Rs 7,800 crore) annually. It was also revealed in this survey that there is no harm in about 92 percent of the incidents.

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