Birdstrike delays flights to Gatwick

An Aurigny flight preparing to land. SUS-150927-122618001
An Aurigny flight preparing to land. SUS-150927-122618001

Flights into Gatwick have been disrupted after a plane hit a bird on take-off.

A jet from Guernsey Airline, Aurigny, hit the bird as it attempted to leave the Guernsey Airport for London Gatwick at 10.30pm on Saturday September 26.

Engineers plan to repair the damaged left engine but flights to Gatwick from the island have been altered or delayed while a charter aircraft is found.

The take off was aborted and no-one was injured in the incident.

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