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Newark : Air India 787-800 Dreamliner plane being given a ceremonial shower at the Newark airport on Aug. 15, 2016. Air India launches Ahmedabad - Newark direct flight service at Newark Airport on Aug. 15, 2016. (Photo: Mohammed Jaffer/IANS) by .
Air India 787-800 Dreamliner plane being given a ceremonial shower at the Newark airport (Photo: Mohammed Jaffer/IANS)

National carrier Air India said its Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft….reports Asian Lite News

Newark : Air India 787-800 Dreamliner plane being given a ceremonial shower at the Newark airport on Aug. 15, 2016. Air India launches Ahmedabad - Newark direct flight service at Newark Airport on Aug. 15, 2016. (Photo: Mohammed Jaffer/IANS) by .
Air India 787-800 Dreamliner plane being given a ceremonial shower at the Newark airport (Photo: Mohammed Jaffer/IANS)

“AI-171 Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded due to bird hit incident yesterday (Wednesday). Due to this unfortunate incident, London Newark and Newark London flight is cancelled,” Air India said in a statement.

“Due to the bird hit, the nose of the aircraft is damaged and also the radome. Flight is grounded in London and maintenance/repair work is going on,” it added.

“Engineering department is hopeful that the aircraft will be ready for next schedule, that is, from London to Ahmedabad,” it said.

For London-Newark passengers, alternative arrangement has been made, Air India stated.

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