Jet’s 737 Max 8 suffers bird hit on way to Chennai

July 04, 2018 01:17 am | Updated 01:17 am IST - Mumbai

Jet Airways’ brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, launched into commercial service just three days ago, suffered a bird hit during a Mumbai-Chennai flight with over 150 passengers on board on Tuesday evening.

The airline was forced to change the aircraft on its return journey, airport officials said. They said passengers were unaffected and that the plane landed at Chennai airport without incident. The aircraft, operating as Jet Airways flight 9W 469, took off from Mumbai at 5.19 p.m. Aircraft engineers in Chennai noticed that the left side engine had suffered a bird hit after the plane landed there at 6.35 p.m. An airline spokesperson confirmed the bird strike.

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