Thursday 25th July 2024

Air Asia Makes Emergency Landing At Bhubaneswar After Bird Hit

Pune-bound Air Asia flight on Thursday made an emergency landing at  Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport following a bird-hit incident, the airport authority informed.

The airline said that around 170 passengers were on board the Airbus aircraft. All passengers were evacuated safely, and the aircraft was thoroughly inspected.

Air Asia said that the flight take off from Bhubaneswar to Pune was hit by a bird and returned to Bhubaneswar for detailed inspection. The office staff has properly cared for the guests and reduced the effect on other scheduled operations.

A similar incident also happened in January this year; a Kolkata-bound AirAsia flight had to make an emergency landing after a bird hit at the Lucknow airport just shortly after taking off, an airline official said.

An AIX Connect spokesperson had said that Flight i5-319, which was scheduled to operate from Lucknow to Kolkata, experienced a bird strike during the take-off roll. As a result, the aircraft returned to the bay and was landed for detailed inspection.”

The airline was making arrangements to accommodate the passengers on other flights.

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Air India Emergency Landing In Stockholm, Passengers To Reach Delhi On Friday

An Air India flight (AI106) from Newark (US) to Delhi, carrying around 300 passengers, faced a technical problem on Wednesday and made an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden. The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft landed safely, and all the passengers were secure.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) senior official said that an oil leak was spotted from one of the engines, so the engine was shut down, and the aircraft had to make an immediate emergency landing.

An Air India spokesperson, in the late evening, said that the airline official is in talks with Swedish authority to seek urgent approval for immigration clearance for those passengers who are still at the airport.

Later, Air India said that the stranded passengers were given Schengen visas and shifted to a hotel. It has arranged hotel accommodations and meals for all guests.

The airline also said the ferry flight would leave Mumbai on Thursday at 2 pm to reach Stockholm at 11 pm (local) to pick up the passengers. At 1 pm, the aircraft will take off from there to reach Delhi at 0800 hrs (IST) tomorrow.

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