Saturday, August 17, 2019

Flight aborts landing after bird hit report

Kolkata: Report of a bird-hit forced a a flight from Ahmedabad to abort landing and hover over Kolkata airport till the Air Traffic Control cleared it for landing on Friday morning.
According to airport sources, an AirAsia India flight that took off for Bengaluru around 9am reported a bird-hit to the ATC immediately after take-off. A runway inspection vehicle was sent to check if the bird’s carcass was lying on the runway. With the IndiGo flight from Ahmedabad preparing to land, the controller asked it to discontinue approach and go around till runway inspection was completed. Once the vehicle returned, the flight was asked to make the approach again and it touched down thereafter.
17/08/19 Times of India
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