AirArabia flight suffers bird hit

AirArabia flight suffers bird hit

An Air Arabia flight with 107 passengers onboard suffered a bird hit while landing at the airport in Coimbatore early on Sunday, reports PTI.

The flight from Sharjah was about to land around 3.30 am when it was hit by a peacock, airport sources said.

However, the pilot managed to land it safely, they said. Owing to the incident, the departure of the return flight was delayed and a technical team from Chennai is attending to the problem, they added.

Nearly 165 passengers, including those travelling to Haj pilgrimage, were accommodated in nearby hotels, sources said.

Meanwhile, Hakim, from Malappuram in Kerala, who is reportedly wanted in connection with a case of abetment of suicide of his wife, was detained by immigration officials.

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