The aircraft was grounded after the incident. "There was a bird hit on a Spice Jet flight SG160 coming from Jammu at the airport at 11:10 am," Director of Srinagar International Airport, R N Shinde said.

"The aircraft experienced bird hit on the nose while landing," he informed, adding that all those on board were safe.

There were 176 passengers and crew members in the plane when the incident happened, airline officials said.

"The aircraft has been grounded and the passengers who had to travel onwards by the plane, were adjusted in other flights. Engineers from Delhi will come to Srinagar to check the plane," they added.

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