A SpiceJet plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Patna after one of its wings caught fire, ANI reported.
The Delhi-bound flight had 185 passengers on board and all of them were safely evacuated.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that a bird had hit the plane, after which one engine stopped functioning in mid-air.
“Flames were seen on the left wing of the aircraft,” District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh said, according to India Today. “It landed immediately. Two blades were bent. People of Phulwari Sharif saw the flames and alerted the airport authorities.”
SpiceJet is yet to issue a statement on the matter.
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