Mangaluru: A major disaster was prevented at the Mangaluru International Airport on Thursday morning, as the take-off of a flight to Dubai was stalled after a bird hit the plane. The IndiGo flight was ready for take-off at 8:30 am on Thursday, when the bird hit the aircraft.
The pilot, sensing danger due to this, informed the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of the matter and the take-off was cancelled. Sources at the airport said that the passengers were provided an aircraft that had come from Bengaluru, to travel to Dubai.
The plane was also inspected by the technicians.
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Bengaluru Urban District: In view of the Bandh call by various organizations including Pro-Kannada outfits in the city on Tuesday, the Bengaluru Urban District Deputy Commissioner K.A. Dayananda announced on Monday that schools and colleges in the city will remain closed on September 26.
The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in the interest of students, read the release.