Pune-bound Air Asia flight on Thursday made an emergency landing at Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport following a bird-hit incident, the airport authority informed.
The airline said that around 170 passengers were on board the Airbus aircraft. All passengers were evacuated safely, and the aircraft was thoroughly inspected.
Air Asia said that the flight take off from Bhubaneswar to Pune was hit by a bird and returned to Bhubaneswar for detailed inspection. The office staff has properly cared for the guests and reduced the effect on other scheduled operations.
A similar incident also happened in January this year; a Kolkata-bound AirAsia flight had to make an emergency landing after a bird hit at the Lucknow airport just shortly after taking off, an airline official said.
An AIX Connect spokesperson had said that Flight i5-319, which was scheduled to operate from Lucknow to Kolkata, experienced a bird strike during the take-off roll. As a result, the aircraft returned to the bay and was landed for detailed inspection.”
The airline was making arrangements to accommodate the passengers on other flights.
Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das and comedian-turned-actor Kapil Sharma launched the trailer of ‘Zwigito’ at an event in Mumbai on March 1, 2023. At the trailer launch event, Kapil disclosed why Nandita chose him for the film. He said that Nandita once told him even if Shah Rukh Khan had agreed to the film, she won’t take him because it requires a common face that could fit in anywhere in the crowd.
The film portrays the life of a food delivery agent and the struggles he faces on a daily basis. Kapil Sharma played the role of a food delivery agent, and Shahana Goswami played the role of his wife. The film also stars Sayani Gupta and Gul Panag in special roles. Most of the part in the movie was shot and set in Bhubaneswar, the Capital city of Odisha.
Kapil breaks ties with his comic image for this. At the trailer launch event, he shared that he could relate to his character as he used to work at Coca-Cola. When he came to Mumbai for the first time, he did odd jobs here and there. The product was transported in trucks. There were no apps then. So when Nandita told him about the hardships faced by the delivery men, he could relate his past to that story a lot.
In December 2022, the film was screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). It was world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Its Asian premiere was held at the Busan International Film Festival. It is scheduled to release across India on March 17.