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Passengers delayed after owl flies into engine of parked plane at Khon Kaen

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A flight bound for Bangkok was delayed several hours after an owl struck its engine while the aircraft was parked at Khon Kaen Airport, in northeast Thailand. According to a Thai PBS World report, the Thai Vietjet aircraft was parked on the apron at around 7.35pm on Saturday, June 17, when an owl flew into the right engine.

Flight VZ215 was waiting for the last of its 159 passengers to board when the incident happened. The flight was destined for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, but passengers had to be transferred to another aircraft as a result of the bird strike. They eventually made it to Bangkok, but several hours later than planned.

Meanwhile, the damaged Thai Vietjet aircraft remains on the apron at Khon Kaen Airport, where mechanics are expected to assess the damage and determine if repairs can be carried out.

As for the owl? Sorry, no good news for owl fans.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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