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Plane delayed by bird strike

BUSY: Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.
BUSY: Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.

A bird strike on a Tiger Airways flight has left the aircraft grounded this morning until later this afternoon when an engineer can come and review the damage.

The aircraft struck the bird on it's descent into the airport and while there is no obvious damage to the plane is required to be inspected by engineer's before it can take off again.

The engineer will be arriving on the Virgin flight due in this afternoon at 3:20pm. The Tiger Airways aircraft that was scheduled to leave this morning has now been rescheduled to leave at approximately 4pm this afternoon. 

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