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Bird strike delays flight

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 17, 2014

A SUSPECTED bird strike was the cause of a minor flight disruption to the Fiji Airways' Nadi to Sydney flight last Friday.

The aircraft involved was one of the new A330 aircraft.

Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Stefan Pichler confirmed the incident to The Fiji Times yesterday.

"Our A330 encountered a suspected bird strike on the nose while on a Nadi-Sydney flight on Friday," he said.

"The aircraft had to wait in Sydney while replacement parts were brought in from overseas.

"With the arrival of parts, Fiji Airways-contracted engineers are working on the aircraft, and it's expected to return to service later today (yesterday)."

He said the airline sent another aircraft to Australia the same day.

"Fiji Airways sent in a replacement aircraft to Sydney on Friday to minimise disruptions to customers. As is normal, safety remains our top priority."








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