Annapurna back in operation after birdstrike

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) first wide-body A330 aircraft named ‘Annapurna’ which had been grounded for last 5 days has resumed its operation from today’s morning.

The aircraft departed to New Delhi on 8:12 am and returned to Kathmandu on 11:12 am and landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) 12:47 pm.

The aircraft was grounded after Delhi flight on 25th December after engineers in Kathmandu witnessed dent on its left wing while performing mechanical check.

The core reason for the incident has not been stated yet however, the dent was suspected to have occurred due to bird strike during departure from New Delhi.

The aircraft was scheduled to be back in operation on Wednesday night however the aircraft was not released till today. Sources stated that the delay had occurred due to case that only airbus authority had to handle the maintenance.

Around a month ago, the same aircraft was grounded for more than 2 weeks due to problem in its braking system and avionic cargo door.

The Airbus A330-243 ‘Annapurna’ with call sign 9N-ALY is the first Wide-body introduced by NAC and carrier received it on June 28, 2018 that started its commercial operation to Doha from 1st August 2018.

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