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US-bound AI flight lands in London after bird hit

By Ians English

London, March 23: National carrier Air India on Thursday said its Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft.

"AI-171 Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded due to bird hit incident on Wednesday. Due to this unfortunate incident, London-Newark and Newark-London flight is cancelled," Air India said in a statement.

US-bound AI flight lands in London after bird hit

"Due to the bird hit, the nose of the aircraft is damaged and also the radome. Flight is grounded in London and maintenance/repair work is going on," it added.

"The engineering department is hopeful that the aircraft will be ready for next schedule, that is, from London to Ahmedabad," it said.

For London-Newark passengers, alternative arrangements have been made, Air India stated.


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