Business News/ News / India/  Full emergency declared at Delhi airport after FedEx aircraft suffers bird-hit

A full emergency was declared at the Delhi airport on Saturday afternoon. The developments came after a Dubai bound FedEx aircraft suffered bird-hit soon after take-off.

“Delhi- Dubai FedEx flight was involved in air turnback due to a suspected bird hit at 1000 ft today. Delhi airport (DIAL) declared an emergency. Aircraft landed back safely. After inspection, it has been released for flight," the DGCA clarified later in the day.

According to officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the cargo plane had developed a crack in the windshield due to the bird hit. The plane returned to the airport at around 10.50 am.

The flight eventually took off for Dubai around 1:40 pm after safety checks were conducted.

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Updated: 01 Apr 2023, 04:49 PM IST
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