06/02/2017 3:13 PM IST | Updated 06/02/2017 3:14 PM IST

Air India Pilot Flouts Protocol By Flying Bird-Hit Plane With 122 People On Board

According to the protocol, he should have contacted the Air Traffic Control and landed at the nearest airport.

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A Bhopal-New Delhi flight by national carrier Air India with 122 people on board was hit by a bird on Monday.

But instead of contacting the Air Traffic Control and landing at the nearest report, the airplane went ahead and flew all the way to New Delhi, says an India Today article.

Sometimes, birds hitting the planes or the front part of the aircraft can have dire consequences. From cracking of the glass, and disruption of speed, to altitude loss, the results can be grim.

However, this aircraft was diverted to Jaipur where it landed safely. AI also reported that all 122 passengers on board the flight were safe.

"The airline's concerned department is looking into the matter and checking the aircraft for any damage," a senior Air India official told the media.

(With agency inputs)

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