Kolkata, May 8 (PTI) An Emirates flight from Dubai to Kolkata experienced a bird hit today while landing at the airport here.

“The Emirates plane landed at 7.53 am and reported a bird hit at 10:23 am. The bird remains were found on one of the wings of the aircraft,” said Atul Dixit, Director, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata.

Dixit also added that no bird remains were found on the runway and it is suspected that the incident happened en route the airport.

Before the aircraft resumes its return leg of the journey it will be examined for airworthiness, said Dixit.

A response from the airline on the incident and on the number of passengers onboard is awaited.

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