Flydubai aircraft lands safely in Dubai after bird strike during takeoff from Kathmandu

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Mon, 2023-04-24 20:28

DUBAI: Flydubai flight FZ 576 has landed safely in Dubai past midnight on Tuesday after experiencing a bird strike during takeoff from Kathmandu.

“Our experienced flight crew followed standard operating procedure and continued the onward journey after determining that the engine was within normal operating parameters. The aircraft landed normally in Dubai and further inspection will be conducted,” a flydubai spokesman said in a statement posted on Twitter through the Dubai Media Office.

A Flydubai flight from Katmandu to Dubai experienced a bird strike and engine fire during takeoff, but is now headed to the UAE. (Reuters/Screenshots)
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