Go First aircraft returned to Ahmedabad after being hit by a bird just minutes after takeoff On Thursday afternoon
The incident has been investigated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
A senior DGCA official confirmed that Go First flight G8911, which was flying from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh on Thursday, was diverted to Ahmedabad due to a bird strike.
According to the DGCA, such incidents occur on a daily basis, but they have little to no safety implications.
“On average, about 30 incidents do take place, including go-around, missed approaches, diversion, medical emergencies, weather, technical and bird hits,” the top DGCA official told ANI.
“Most of them have no safety implications. On the contrary, they are a sine qua non of a robust safety management system,” he added.
A GoAir flight from Leh to Delhi was denied takeoff due to a dog on the runway.
Another two Go First flights were diverted due to engine problems in similar incidents. According to the DGCA, the matter is being investigated.