At 4.29pm, the Jet Airways captain informed the ATC about the bird hit. The runway was temporarily shut for an inspection, resulting in four go-arounds (flights asked to abort landing mid-air). These flights included AI’s flight from Lucknow and Jet Airways’ flights from Kozhikode and Delhi between 4.30pm and 5.04pm.
Once the runway was cleared, around 5.04 pm, the captain of a GoAir flight from Chandigarh also reported a suspected bird hit. But runway inspection revealed it was a feather, said an airport official.
The Jet Airways aircraft, however, survived without any damage.
Following the bird scares, around five flights were diverted from Mumbai airport due to traffic congestion at the airport, said MIAL officials.
01/04/15 Indian Express