Published On: Thu, Jul 3rd, 2014

InselAir Aruba flight deviates to Curaçao due to a bird strike

InselWILLEMSTAD - Thursday afternoon, the flight 8i-990 of InselAir Aruba on its route from Aruba to Miami, encountered a technical problem as a result of a bird strike (this is a collision with a bird on the inside of an airplane engine).

This happened during take-off of the airplane on its flight to Miami.  The crew, which have felt this incident, checked all the instruments and found nothing unusual. Yet, they decided to execute a cautionary landing. This cautionary landing is done out of precaution to examine the airplane engines. Therefore the decision was made to do the cautionary landing in Curacao so the mechanics of InselAir could execute an intensive check on the engines.

No damage has been found on the plane or engines, however the collision with a bird has been detected. At 15:00 the aircraft was released by the maintenance department to continue its flight to Miami.

As usual  during a cautionary landing, the fire department has been alarmed, but they did not have to take any action.

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