Saturday, August 12, 2023

Bird strike: AirAsia India Delhi-Surat flight safely returns to Delhi after ‘windshield crack’

New Delhi: AirAsia India’s Delhi-Surat flight returned safely at IGI Airport on Friday night due to a reported windshield crack following bird strike during take off. The Airbus A320 (VT-NAG) took off as I5-1569 at 7.44 pm and shortly thereafter suffered a bird strike. The pilots then decided to return to Delhi and made a safe emergency landing here at 8.21 pm, according to flight tracking websites.

The aircraft has been grounded for checks and the airline was making arrangements to send passengers to their destination by arranging another aircraft. A spokesperson for AirAsia India, now known as AIX Connect, said the aircraft had a bird strike.

“AIX Connect aircraft VT-NAG, operating from Delhi to Surat, landed back in Delhi after suffering a windshield crack caused by a bird strike. The aircraft is presently grounded while we are making arrangements for our guests to be accommodated on alternative flights. We regret the inconvenience caused to the guests,” an AIX Connect spokesperson said.

11/08/2023 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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