A bird struck an Akasa Air aircraft headed for Delhi while it was climbing on Thursday morning.
The freshly established low-cost airline Akasa Air’s Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft sustained radome damage as a result of the bird’s strike at 1900 feet.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated, “Today, Akasa B-737-8(Max) aircraft VT-YAF operating flight QP-1333 (Ahmedabad-Delhi) experienced a bird strike during the climb out passing 1900ft. Post landing at Delhi, Radome damage was observed. Aircraft declared AOG (Aircraft on the ground) at Delhi.”
Akasa Air’s maiden commercial flight was launched in the month of August this year.