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Air Malta’s flight KM612 from Malta to Rome via Reggio was on Thursday morning involved in a bird strike incident upon landing at Reggio airport. Except for this incident the flight was uneventful and the aircraft landed normally, the airline said in a statement.

Passengers disembarked the aircraft and were given refreshments. In the afternoon Air Malta has sent a relief aircraft to Reggio to transport the Rome bound passengers to be able to continue with their journey whilst also ferrying Air Malta engineers to look after the affected aircraft.

Due to this incident a number of Air Malta flights today will be incurring delays including KM490 from Malta to Zurich (1 ½ hours), KM146 to Manchester (2 hours), KM614 to Rome (1 hour), KM628 to Milan Malpensa (1 hour) and KM172 to Birmingham (3 ½ hours). Customers scheduled to depart on these flights are advised to visit www.maltairport.com or contact flight enquiries of Malta International Airport on tel: 5004 3333 for updated flight departure / arrival information.

Air Malta gives utmost importance to the safety and well-being of its clients and crew and reassures its customers that in the circumstance all possible is being done to minimise the inconvenience. Air Malta apologised to its clients for these delays caused by circumstance beyond its control.

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