Created Friday, Aug 5th 2022 16:01Z, last updated Friday, Aug 5th 2022 16:01Z
A Vistara Airbus A320-200N, registration VT-TNC performing flight UK-622 from Varanasi to Mumbai (India), was climbing out of Varansi's runway 09 when the aircraft received a bird strike prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL090 and return to Varansi for a safe landing on runway 09 about 30 minutes after departure.

India's DGCA reported the nose cone of the aircraft was damaged.

The airline reported a replacement aircraft was dispatched to Varanasi following the return due to a bird strike.

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