Friday, January 09, 2015

Plane returns to Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to bird strike

MANILA - A Bacolod-bound Airbus 320 plane of Cebu Pacific was forced to return to Manila after it was hit by a bird strike upon takeoff at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday.

The Cebu Pacific commercial flight 5J 475 with registry number RPC 3260 had just taken off at 7:44 a.m. when the pilot in command, Capt. Wilmer Nicdao, requested Manila control tower for emergency landing due to bird strike.

The plane, which was carrying 104 passengers and 6 crew members, landed safely at the airport and underwent routine safety check.

Upon inspection, the ground mechanic of Cebu Pacific found no serious damage on the aircraft.

The plane was allowed to depart for Bacolod shortly after the incident. 


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