Plane forced to turn back

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A RE­GIONAL Ex­press flight bound for Townsville was yesterday forced to re­turn to Cairns af­ter a bird strike. Crew on REX flight ZL5419 fol­lowed stan­dard pro­ce­dures when a bird flew into the right- hand en­gine, shut­ting it down, land­ing safely at Cairns Air­port at 9.22am, less than an hour af­ter take­off. Pas­sen­gers de­parted on the 12.30pm ser­vice. REX re­cently ex­panded its ser­vices be­tween Cairns and Townsville and now of­fers three re­turn flights each weekday.

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