New Delhi: A Vistara flight UK 709 Delhi to Bhubaneswar was hit by a bird on Thursday shortly before landing at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. 

“Vistara flight UK 709 Delhi to Bhubaneswar this morning experienced a bird hit on approach and continued to a safe landing at Biju Patnaik International Airport. All 50 passengers and seven crew on board our Airbus 320 aircraft are safe,” Vistara said in a statement.

All the 50 passengers and seven crew on-board our Airbus 320 aircraft are safe. The aircraft is grounded at the Bhubaneswar airport and the engineering team is inspecting the damage. The incident took place some 70km from the Bhubaneswar airport.

The aircraft is expected to release for further operations later today post satisfactory maintenance action.