Emirates plane suffers bird strike damage during Islamabad flight

Dubai airline says return flight is delayed by eight hours after plane is replaced following technical difficulties

An Emirates Airline aircraft suffered a bird strike on landing in Islamabad on Wednesday, causing delays for passengers on the return journey to Dubai.

An Emirates Airline spokesperson said in a statement published by news agency WAM that Emirates flight EK612 from Dubai to Islamabad encountered a technical problem caused by a bird strike upon landing.

The return flight, EK613 to Dubai, was delayed for about eight hours and the airline apologised for any inconvenience to passengers.

The spokesperson said that the passengers were provided with refreshments in the departure lounge before being flown to Dubai on a replacement aircraft.

"The safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised," the spokesperson added.

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