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Garuda Indonesia Returns to Padang after a Bird Strike
Tuesday, 15 December, 2015 | 09:28 WIB
Garuda Indonesia Returns to Padang after a Bird Strike

TEMPO.CO, Padang - Garuda Indonesia Padang-Jakarta flights was forced to return to Minangkabau International Airport, Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, on Monday night, December 14. The GA-169 aircraft struck a bird on its way to Jakarta from Padang.

 

“Yes, our aircraft returned to Minangkabau International Airport after a bird strike,” General Manager Garuda Indonesia of Padang Ryanto A. Winarso told Tempo on Monday. 

 

The plane took off from Minangkabau around 6:40pm but after bird strike, the aircraft returned to Minangkabau Airport around 7:30pm as the plane could not continue its flight to Jakarta. Passengers perforced to wait until another plane returned from Jakarta.

 

“There was a slight problem with the engine. So we have to wait for a replacement aircraft and spare part,” said Ryanto. 

 

The 76-passengered aircraft with 3 business-class passengers and 73 economy-class passengers was then rescheduled to depart for Jakarta at 00:15am local time Tuesday, December 15.  “We are giving compensation for passengers based on the regulation,” he said.

 

ANDRI EL FARUQI



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