AirAsia X Received Another Casualty Only a Week After the Last One

Officials inspect an engine of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X Flight D7207 after it was diverted and forced to land because an engine was damaged during take-off by what was thought to be a bird strike at Brisbane Airport in Australia, July 4, 2017. AAP/Darren England/via REUTERS

Unfortunate Birds Strike Flight D7207


Malaysia’s AirAsia X has been once again involved in an emergency landing in Australia after less than a week from the last incident.

An AirAsia X flight for Kuala Lumpur was forced to land in Brisbane after assuming a received bird-strike. The Flight number D7207, took off from the Gold Coast at 10.20pm on Monday night and landed in Brisbane just over an hour later with 345 passengers and 14 crew on board.

The airline stated that, “AirAsia X Flight D7207 bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was diverted after experiencing a suspected bird strike to its starboard engine. Two bird remains were found on the runway.”

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