A Bamboo Airways flight bound for Con Dao Islands off the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau from northern Hai Phong City had to make an emergency landing in Hanoi after hitting a bird in the air on Wednesday.
Flight QH 1055, operated by the Vietnamese hybrid airline using the Embraer 195 jet, made a request to the command station at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi to prioritize its landing at 1:04 pm on the same day as the captain believed that the plane had hit a bird.
The Embraer 195 jet safely touched down at Noi Bai at 2:05 pm and passengers deplaned on the same afternoon.
After that, mechanics examined and noted a dent and a trace of bird blood on the plane’s engine No. 1.
The Noi Bai flight zone operation center coordinated with relevant units to track the route from the runway where the plane touched down to its parking position, but did not detect any dead bird or an unusual foreign object.
According to a source, in addition to the indentation in the engine cover, the fan blades in the engine of the Embraer 195 aircraft were also bent.
The mechanics continued to carefully check the engine to fix it on Thursday.
Previously, flight VN 1441, operated by Vietnam Airlines from central Da Nang City to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, had also hit a bird on the runway at Da Nang International Airport at 10:59 am on March 24.
The Da Nang flight zone operation center later detected a swallow’s body on the 35R/17L runway and removed it to ensure flight operations.
Meanwhile, the plane that performed flight VN 1441 continued normal operations.