A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai, India, to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, made an emergency landing Monday after being hit by a bird and catching fire, according to reports. The Boeing 737 reportedly had 125 passengers and six crew members on board.
"Jet Airways flight 9W 268 Mumbai to Kathmandu B737 experienced a bird ingestion on approach and continued the flight with an uneventful and safe landing at Kathmandu," the airline said in a statement, according to the Press Trust of India.
According to the Hindustan Times, a local daily, the plane's rear section caught fire during landing, but the fire was put out and the passengers and crew were evacuated without harm.
"A bird hit the aircraft as it was about to land. But the aircraft landed without any problem at 12:05 Nepal time (11:50 IST) and all passengers are safe," a duty officer at Tribhuvan International Airport told the Hindustan Times.
Tribhuvan International Airport is Nepal's only international airport, and is located at an elevation of about 4,400 feet above sea level.