Flight engine damaged by bird leads to cancellation, loss of Rs 5 crore estimated
TNT Desk | June 8, 2018
GoAir flight flying to Port Blair from Kolkata had to return to the airport after a bird strike left the airplane's engine damaged on Thursday morning.
With 160 passengers onboard, GoAir flight G8-101 was taking off around 8:30 am but was asked to come back to the airport after the pilot experienced heavy vibrations in the right engine during lift-off.
The engineers revealed that the bird had damaged six engine blades. The flight was ultimately cancelled.
The damage cost is expected to be around Rs 5 crore.