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Bird-hit Air Arabia flight takes off from airport

Jaipur: The Sharjah-bound Air Arabia (AA) flight which suffered a bird hit during take off at the international airport here forcing the aircraft to land back, took off for its destination today morning with 124 passengers.

The aircraft with 165 passengers on board made an emergency landing after being hit by a bird at Jaipur International Airport.

As all of them could not be sent in the same plane, the flight, after fixing problem, took-off with 124 passengers, including one child this morning.

Flight no. 436 of Air Arabia took off at 10:49 AM after repair of the same plane which suffered hit in engine (outside), an AA official said.

Passengers were being adjusted in other flights since last night, he said.

There was a minor technical fault in the plane, and 165 passengers were safe, airport authorities said.

The incident occurred yesterday at around 6:00 am when the flight took off from the Jaipur International Airport and had to make an emergency landing after a bird hit the plane, they said.

The passengers were taken to hotels and the flight is being re-scheduled to take off this forenoon, the authorities said.

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