Bird hit Saudi aircraft, passengers had to leave in different flight

Bird hit Saudi aircraft, passengers had to leave in different flight
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A bird-hit Saudi Arabian Airlines flight named SV 750 from Riyadh, which landed in Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at around 5:10 pm on Monday. The nose of the aircraft needs to be replaced and various other safety aspects checked before the aeroplane can take off.

The SV 750 remained grounded at the airport for 24 hours even after its scheduled return departure. The passengers, who were supposed to travel back to Riyadh from Hyderabad, on this flight were accommodated in a different flight SV 744 on Tuesday, said an airport source.

After landing the aircraft, while it was proceeding towards the parking bay, and at that point in time the pilot and co-pilot noticed that a bird had hit the nose of the plane.

The flight, which arrived in Hyderabad with nearly 70 passengers on board, was scheduled to depart at 7.30pm on Monday and had to wait it out at the lounge before they could embark on another aircraft to reach their destination.

“The flight might have been hit by a bird, not at Shamshabad airport’s periphery but while it was en route. We have not found any bird carcass at the airport and investigations are still going on,” said an airport source.

A bird hitting an aircraft is not new, but is a big wake-up call for authorities to take some measures and clear garbage and ensure food is not thrown in the vicinity as it can attract birds.

A bird-hit Saudi Arabian Airlines flight named SV 750 from Riyadh, which landed in Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at around 5:10 pm on Monday. The nose of the aircraft needs to be replaced and various other safety aspects checked before the aeroplane can take off.

The SV 750 remained grounded at the airport for 24 hours even after its scheduled return departure. The passengers, who were supposed to travel back to Riyadh from Hyderabad, on this flight were accommodated in a different flight SV 744 on Tuesday, said an airport source.

After landing the aircraft, while it was proceeding towards the parking bay, and at that point of time the pilot and co-pilot noticed that a bird had hit the nose of the plane.

The flight, which arrived in Hyderabad with nearly 70 passengers on board, was scheduled to depart at 7.30pm on Monday and had to wait it out at the lounge before they could embark on another aircraft to reach their destination.

“The flight might have been hit by a bird, not at Shamshabad airport’s periphery but while it was en route. We have not found any bird carcass at the airport and investigations are still going on,” said an airport source.

A bird hitting an aircraft is not new, but is a big wake-up call for authorities to take some measures and clear garbage and ensure food is not thrown in the vicinity as it can attract birds.

 

 

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