|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