Sunday, July 16, 2017

AirAsia flight aborted after bird hit stalls takeoff from Ranchi airport

Ranchi: An AirAsia India flight aborted its take off here in Jharkhand on Saturday after a bird hit but there was no emergency evacuation as reported earlier.

The airline said the flight, I5 541, from Ranchi to New Delhi suffered a bird hit on its take off roll at the Birsa Munda Airport.

"The crew immediately discontinued the takeoff and taxied back to the ramp and passengers deboarded the aircraft normally," said Amar Abrol, Managing Director and CEO, AirAsia India.

"There were no injuries or damage (to passengers) as a result of this incident and the aircraft has since been grounded at the Ranchi airport."

The blades of the plane got damaged because of the hit.

The airline said all the passengers were provided with necessary alternatives.
16/07/17 Business Standard