AirAsia aborts take-off: A Kolkata-bound AirAsia flight aborted its take-off after a suspected bird hit the flight at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow on Sunday.
According to officials, the incident happened at around 11 am on Sunday when the flight was on the runway and was heading for takeoff. After the bird hit the flight, the officials said that the pilot aborted the takeoff and returned to the bay.
Later, all the passenger was deboarded safely from the aircraft and added alternate arrangements were made by the airline for the travellers.
“The pilot of an AirAsia flight aborted take-off after a suspected bird hit on the runway at around 11 am. This occurred before the flight could lift off. The aircraft returned to the bay and all the passengers were deboarded safely," spokesperson of the airport Rupesh Kumar said.
He said there were over 180 passengers on the flight. “Alternate arrangements were being made by the airline for the passengers," Kumar said.
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