Nepal jet keeps flying after bird hit

A private Nepali airline's plane was hit by a bird shortly after take-off from Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday

By TT Bureau in Kathmandu
  • Published 18.09.18
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Kathmandu: A private Nepali airline's plane was hit by a bird shortly after take-off from Tribhuvan International Airport here on Monday, but the pilot continued to fly, risking the life of 52 persons on board.

The Saurya Airlines' jet bound for Biratnagar was hit by a bird this morning. Though the pilot felt something striking the plane, he continued to fly as he failed to establish what it was, Tribhuvan International Airport spokesperson said.

Pilot Rai called for an emergency landing at Biratnagar airport after the jet began vibrating midway into the flight. However, he had initially informed Biratnagar tower that he suspected a bird strike and later said he dismissed the possibility. PTI

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