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Dead bird on Mumbai airport runway delays two incoming flights

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
A dead bird on the runway of the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj international airporton Saturday forced an AirAsia India flight to do a go-around and an IndiGo aircraft to discontinue the approach, an MIAL spokesperson said.
The presence of the dead bird on the runway was reported to the ATC bythe pilot of a GoAir flight landing from Delhi, the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said.
"The pilot of G8-338 informed ATC of a dead bird on the runway. During the removal of the foreign objective debris (FOD), I5-304 was asked to go-around and 6E224 was asked to discontinue approach," the spokesperson said in a statement.
Both flights have since landed after operations on the runway resumed, she added.

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First Published: Aug 31 2019 | 2:55 PM IST

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