Buddha Air ATR 42-320 9N-AIT Suffers Bird Strike at Pokhara Airport, No serious issue.
December 26, 2016-Pokhara
Not a new incident for the airplanes flying in Nepali sky, this morning at about 11:20 AM Buddha Air Flight No 612 ATR 42-320 aircraft with registration 9N-AIT suffered a major bird strike during landing at Pokhara Airport causing the aircraft to be grounded.
The wounded aircraft is now back to its Hangar for a major inspection by the Engineers leading the aircraft to be grounded in the hangar of Buddha Air Hangar.
No injuries have been reported all passengers and crew are safe. After the incident, Buddha Air also notifies the inconvenience caused by delayed to valued passengers.
Frequent incident of bird strike shows weakness of airport authorities towards controlling of birds inside the airport premises and shows the immediate need for the control methods soon.