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AirAsia India aircraft aborts take off at Ranchi airport after encountering bird hit

The pilot aborted take-off and the aircraft is currently being inspected, an airline spokesperson noted, adding that the flight is scheduled to depart once the aircraft is cleared for operations.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
August 8, 2020 4:37:52 pm
Air Asia, kolkata flight bomb, air asia flight bomb, Air Asia emergency landing in kolkata, Kolkata emergency landing, Kolkata city news, Indian Express “AirAsia India aircraft VT-HKG operating from Ranchi to Mumbai as flight i5-632 encountered a bird hit during scheduled departure at 11.50 hrs, today, 8th August 2020,” stated the airline spokesperson. (Representational)

An AirAsia India aircraft departing for Mumbai on Saturday morning aborted its take-off at Ranchi airport after encountering a bird hit, said the airline spokesperson.

This incident occurred a day after an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people onboard overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport in rainy conditions and went down 35 feet into a slope before breaking up into two pieces, killing at least 18 people.

“AirAsia India aircraft VT-HKG operating from Ranchi to Mumbai as flight i5-632 encountered a bird hit during scheduled departure at 11.50 hrs, today, 8th August 2020,” stated the airline spokesperson.

The pilot aborted take-off and the aircraft is currently being inspected, the spokesperson noted, adding that the flight is scheduled to depart once the aircraft is cleared for operations.

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“AirAsia India prioritises the safety of our guests and crew and regrets the inconvenience caused on account of this delay,” the spokesperson said.

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