Video: Flydubai aircraft catches fire, lands safely in Dubai


Kathmandu: Flydubai flight FZ 576 from Kathmandu Airport (KTM) to Dubai International (DXB) experienced a bird hit during takeoff from Kathmandu.

After following standard procedure, the flight continued as normal to Dubai and arrived at DXB at 00:14 local time, flydubai spokesperson said.

The aircraft reportedly caught fire after the bird hit. Fire tenders were scrambled at the airport.

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Nepal’s Minister of Tourism, Sudan Kirati, too, confirmed that the flight had landed safely in Dubai.

According to the minister, all passengers were safe. Officials said the plane flew on one engine after the bird hit

Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority on Monday tweeted: “Flydubai flight number 576, (Boeing 737-800) Kathmandu to Dubai flight is normal now and proceeding to her destination Dubai as per the flight plan. Kathmandu airport operation is normal from 16:14 UTC (09:59 pm local time).”

Recently, a Saudia Airlines cargo flight made an emergency landing at Kolkata Airport after its windshield cracked mid-air, airport officials told ANI.

The aircraft landed safely at the Kolkata Airport at 12:02 pm.

Before the landing, the airport had made all the necessary arrangements.

A full emergency was withdrawn after the flight landed, according to airport officials.

Earlier, an Abu Dhabi-bound Etihad Airways flight returned to the Bangalore International Airport shortly after take-off due to a technical issue.

The airline said the aircraft did a normal landing at Bengaluru airport.

The flight inspection was done and later took off to its destination.

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