Go First Chandigarh-Bound Flight Returns To Ahmedabad After Suffering Bird Hit, DGCA Orders Probe

Ahmedabad: Go First’s flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad on Thursday after suffering a bird hit.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Earlier last month, the windshield of a Go First flight between Delhi and Guwahati cracked mid-air due to bad weather, a DGCA official said.

DGCA had said that such incidents take place on a daily basis, but these occurrences hardly have any 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 the newswire ANI.

Meanwhile, after frequent engineering-related glitches were reported in several airlines, the DGCA conducted several spot checks and advised that all aircraft at base and transit stations shall be released by certifying staff holding a license with appropriate authorization by their organization, said, officials.

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