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Flight stopped after bird collides with plane

A flight from Colombo to Dubai via Mattala had to be stopped after a bird collided with the plane close to the Mattala Airport. 

The Fly Dubai FZ 551 flight with 43 passengers and seven crew members landed safely at the Mattala Airport following the collision yesterday morning. According to sources, the bird had collided directly with the plane’s engine. 

 Later, another flight from the same airline had arrived at the Mattala airport to take the passengers to Dubai. The plane which collided with the bird is currently lying at the Mattala Airport.