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Bird collision delays flight

Update: July, 10/2018 - 21:55
An Airbus A321 Jetstar Pacific plane. One of the carriers aircraft was grounded for repairs at Đồng Hới Airport after colliding with a bird while landing. — Photo courtesy Jetstar Pacific
Viet Nam News

 

QUẢNG BÌNH — A plane was grounded at Đồng Hới Airport in Quảng Bình Province for repairs on Monday after a slight collision with a bird.

Budget airline Jetstar Pacific said the Airbus A321 flying from HCM City to Đồng Hới had hit a bird as it was landing Đồng Hới Airport at 1:30pm.

The flight, which was scheduled to return to HCM City at 1.50pm the same day, was delayed for six hours.

Jetstar said it had compensated each passenger VNĐ300,000 (US$13.2) and a free meal.

The incident also delayed other flights.

In April, a Jetstar Pacific plane had to abort take-off after a pregnant Czech woman fell ill on-board, and in May, a plane flying from Hà Nội to Đà Lạt City had to make an emergency landing at Đà Nẵng International Airport after a male passenger faintedr.

Two years ago, a woman went into labour and gave birth at 10,000 metres on a Jetstar Pacific flight from HCM City to Đà Nẵng.

In April, a VietJetAir flight was delayed in Hải Phòng after also hitting a bird.

In 2013, two Vietnam Airlines planes collided with birds at Hà Nội’s Nội Bài Airport and HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất while landing. –– VNS

 

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