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Phuket AirAsia passengers have too much excitement and a flight turns back

Phuket Flight Forced to Turn Back After Birds Strike Jet Engine

Saturday, December 28, 2013
PHUKET: Bird strike forced a flight to return to Phuket International Airport last night when the smell of burning feathers entered the cabin, alarming passengers.

The AirAsia FD3167 flight took off from Phuket for Chiang Mai at 7.26pm and it's believed birds became caught in one jet engine soon after.

With the smell of burning evident to the 160 passengers on board, the captain turned back and landed at Phuket at 7.58pm.

A check on the engines of the aircraft showed that nothing was damaged and the flight took off after a delay. AirAsia reported that 10 passengers chose to fly using an alternative carrier.

The remainder completed their journey to Chiang Mai after a stop at Bangkok's Don Muang airport.

Flights to Phuket are fully booked at this time of the year - the peak season - with visitors to Bangkok who wish to see Phuket forced to consider travelling by bus.

Tourist industry official complain that there are never enough seats on flights to cope with all passengers who wish to visit Phuket at this time of the year.


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Apparently a new roast pigeon stall has been seen today at the airport....

Posted by Anonymous on December 28, 2013 12:20

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