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Ahmedabad, February 18, 2020
The right engine of a GoAir aircraft, operating flight G8 802 from here to Bengaluru, suffered a bird hit while on take-off roll, resulting in a small fire, following which all passengers and crew were safely deplaned.
The fire was doused immediately.
"All passengers and crew are safe and no emergency was deemed necessary," the airline said on Twitter.
The airline initially said the engine had suffered from a foreign object damage (FOD) but later said it had been confirmed as a bird hit.
The low-cost carrier arranged an alternate aircraft to accommodate the passengers, adding that they were provided assistance and refreshments.
"The foreign object damage (FOD) has been confirmed due to a bird hit. the aircraft is now being inspected by the GoAir engineering team," the airline added.