Sunday, January 29, 2023

Bird hits Air Asia's Lucknow-Kolkata flight, plane makes emergency landing

New Delhi: Air Asia's Lucknow-Kolkata flight on Sunday made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport after being hit by a bird during the take-off.

"Flight i5-319, scheduled to operate from Lucknow to Kolkata, encountered a bird-strike during the take-off roll. As a result, the aircraft returned to bay and was grounded for detailed inspection", said AIX Connect spokesperson.

"The pilot of an AirAsia flight aborted take-off after a suspected bird hit on the runway at around 11 am. This occurred before the flight could lift off. The aircraft returned to the bay and all the passengers were deboarded safely," spokesperson of the airport Rupesh Kumar said.

He said there were over 180 passengers on the flight. "Alternate arrangements were being made by the airline for the passengers," Kumar said.

29/01/23 One India

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