Thursday, March 23, 2017

Air India flight grounded in London after bird hit

Ahmedabad/London: National carrier Air India on Thursday said its Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft.

"AI-171 Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded due to bird hit incident yesterday (Wednesday). Due to this unfortunate incident, London Newark and Newark London flight is cancelled," Air India said in a statement.

"Due to the bird hit, the nose of the aircraft is damaged and also the radome. Flight is grounded in London and maintenance/repair work is going on," it added.

"Engineering department is hopeful that the aircraft will be ready for next schedule, that is, from London to Ahmedabad," it said.
23/03/17 IANS/Economic Times

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