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Posted On: 23 July 2015 07:03 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:54 pm

Qatar Airways said to cancel flight after multiple bird impacts

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Qatar Airways has reportedly been forced to cancel a flight from Munich to Doha after one of its planes hit a flock of birds on approach to the German airport on Monday.

According to the Aviation Herald a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-800, registration A7-BCR, was on approach to Munich's runway 26L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds resulting in multiple bird impacts.

The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 26L, it was reported.

The report said that repairs required to the aircraft meant it was unable to depart Munich for its return flight to Doha which was cancelled.

On March 31, five flights were diverted from Mumbai airport after a Jet Airways aircraft coming from Dubai was hit by a bird.

The flight, with 110 passengers on board, managed to land safely at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, according to a report in The Indian Express.