Bird Strike grounds AirAsia flight

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X said on Tuesday a flight from Australia to Malaysia was diverted and forced to land in Brisbane because an engine was damaged during take-off by what was thought to be a bird strike.

AirAsia X Flight D7207 was carrying 345 passengers and 14 crew when it took off from the Gold Coast tourist hub in northern Queensland state en route to Kuala Lumpur late on Monday, it said.

There were no reports of any injuries in the incident and AirAsia X did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

AirAsia said in a statement on its official Twitter account the flight was diverted “after experiencing a suspected bird strike to its starboard engine shortly after takeoff”.

“Two bird remains were found on the runway,” it said. Passengers said the plane began shaking shortly after take-off.

SOURCE World News/Yahoo