Flydubai Aircraft Returns To Dubai After Engine Fire Due To Nepal Bird Strike
PARIS, France - A flydubai flight from Kathmandu to Dubai experienced a bird strike during takeoff but returned to the United Arab Emirates, the company said on Monday.
''Our experience flight crew followed standard operating procedure and continued the onward journey after determining that the engine was within normal operating parameters'', a spokesperson for the UAE company said.
Jagannath Niroula, the spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, said in a statement to Reuters news agency that an engine caught fire on shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu. The fire on flydubai flight 576 was under control and the Boeing 737 - 800 plane had 167 passengers on board, the Civil Aviation Authority siad.