AirAsia X incident: Bird strike suspected in turnback to Brisbane

Groundstaff next to the engine of Air Asia X flight D7207 after it was diverted to Brisbane Airport

The flight, en-route from Gold Coast, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, was forced to divert to Brisbane when it was believed to have experienced engine problems shortly after take-off.

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"It started making amusing noises when we were getting ready for take-off", she told Fairfax Media.

Boon and his friends from Penang Forward Sports Club (PFSC) were among the 345 passengers and 14 crew on board flight D7207.

"The flight took off and three minutes after the engine failed already, flames really went through it all".

"Then the plane swooped a little bit and started shaking badly", she said, adding one shouted "What the heck is happening?"

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AirAsia later said it suspects the incident was caused by a bird strike. It also said its ground staff had been deployed to look after the passengers' welfare and to arrange another flight for their passage home.

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail praised the crew on-board and said all passengers would be flown to Kuala Lumpur as soon as possible.

"We are following all regulatory guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests".

"We would like to commend our pilot and crew members for their professionalism and swift action to reassure passengers. and to land the aircraft safely".

That flight, D7237 with 359 people on board, landed safely and investigations are continuing.

This is the second incident involving an AirAsia X flying from Australia to Malaysia in the just over a week, after Flight D7 237 was forced to abort its Perth-Kuala Lumpur flight on June 25 when a missing turbine blade caused the plane to shudder like a "washing machine".

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