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Drukair hit by a bird, grounded in Delhi


Jan 30, 2012

The Drukair flight KB 204 has been stranded at Indra Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi today. The plane was hit by a bird on the leading edge of the right side flap on the final approach to the airport. The bird hit has made a dent of around 22 by 10 centimetres.

The hit was not known until the standard ground maintenance procedures were happening. This was because the hit has not damaged any sensory part of the aircraft.

According to the Press release from Drukair, assessment of the accident is underway and is trying to put back the aircraft back to its normal flight schedule within the next 24 hours.

The flight landed safely as per schedule with 48 passengers on-board.

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