New Delhi: Even as the country is yet to recover from the shock of last night’s Air India Express flight crash at Kerala’s Kozhikode International Airport, there was another scare on Saturday as an AirAsia flight aborted its take-off at the Ranchi Airport due to a bird-hit. Also Read - Air India Express Crash: Civil Aviation Minister Visits Kozhikode, Announces Interim Relief

The AirAsia flight (i5-632) was to take off for Mumbai. All passengers on board were safe, an airport official confirmed. Also Read - Air India Plane Crash 2020: Who Witnessed The Mishap First? What Exactly Happened When Flight No IX-334 Skidded Off Runway

According to local media reports, there were 176 passengers on board the 180-seat aircraft. It will be given clearance to operate only after a thorough check by a technical team.

(More details awaited)