Bird strikes damage 2 planes at Bangladesh’s main airport, take-offs aborted

Dhaka, (UNI) Two incidents of bird strikes have occurred at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, but no casualties have been reported.

A flight of the national flag-carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines on the Dhaka-Bangkok route aborted take-off as a bird strike caused one of its tyres to burst on Saturday.

Passengers of the plane had to disembark in the taxiway, a senior pilot of the national flag carrier told the Daily Star, a leading local newspaper.

Later the authorities have made alternative arrangements for the passengers to travel to Bangkok.

In the second case, according to the report, a flight of Fly Dubai abandoned take-off after a bird strike on its left engine and damaged three propeller blades of it.

As the plane had to be halted on its final phase of take-off, two wheels also melted, the leading local daily reported quoting unnamed sources.

Earlier in December last year, a Dreamliner aircraft of Biman was reportedly damaged when a bird hit the engine of the aircraft during landing at the same airport.

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