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Jet Airways plane catches fire after bird-hit

A Mumbai-Kathmandu Jet Airways flight caught fire after its left wing was hit by a bird and made an emergency landing at Kathmandu on Monday. (photo for representation purpose only).  

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu on Monday made an emergency landing after a bird hit its left wing, causing sparks, an airport official said.

All the 125 passengers and crew members on board are safe, said Birendra Prasad Shrestha, general manager of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Mr. Shrestha added that sparks were seen as the plane landed “but the engine did not catch fire”.

The Boeing 737-800 was scheduled to land at 11.20 am, but it took off late from Mumbai. It landed in Kathmandu around noon after the bird strike.

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