A flydubai plane flying from Dubai to the Saudi city of Jazan was enforced to return back subsequent to a bird strike mid-air, according to reports.
Flight FZ821, operated on a Boeing 737-800, come back to Dubai International after takeoff on Sunday, February 10, after a bird ran into an engine.
According to the Aviation Herald, flight FZ-821 turned back once cabin crew reported smoke in the cabin. The airplane landed safely back in Dubai approximately 15 minutes after departure.
The airline verifies the incident and said passengers had been placed on another airplane.
The substitute flight reached Jazan’s King Abdulla Airport with a holdup of about four hours.
The plane that reported the bird strike stayed on the ground for 25 hours, then returned to service, according to Aviation Herald.