Bird hits plane in Nepal again

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 01, 2012 22:30 hrs

Kathmandu, Oct 2 (IANS) A passenger plane in Nepal had to make emergency landing Monday after being hit by a bird, authorities said.

The Kathmandu-bound Yeti Airlines 9NJ flight returned to Pokhara airport minutes after it took off around 3.30 p.m., Xinhua reported. There were 29 people on board.

"A bird might have hit the plane as blood stains were discovered," officials said.

It happens just three days after 19 people aboard a Sita Air-owned aircraft were killed when their plane caught fire and crashed near Kathmandu after being hit by a bird.

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