Gold Coast Airport investigating suspected bird strike incident involving AirAsia X aircraft

 |Jul 4, 2017
File pic credit Gold Coast Airport website.

The Gold Coast Airport in Australia said they are working with ‘all involved stakeholders’ with regards to an investigation into an incident involving an AirAsia X aircraft last night.

It was reported earlier that AirAsia X Flight D7207 experienced a suspected bird strike shortly after take off from the Gold Coast Airport.

The flight which was bound for Kuala Lumpur was diverted to Brisbane and landed safely.

“Passenger safety is of paramount importance to Gold Coast Airport,” it said in a statement today.

“Gold Coast Airport has developed and implemented an extensive wildlife management program. The airport also has a long-standing relationship with a leading bird strike management specialist, providing technical advice and assistance in active management of wildlife at the airport.”

The plane was carrying 345 passengers and 14 crew members and landed safely at 11.33pm after taking off at 10.20pm.

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