Nepal Airlines Airbus A320-233 “Lumbini” remains grounded
March 10, 2017
Nepal Airlines narrow body aircraft A320-233 ‘Lumbini’ with registration “9N-AKX” had suffered a bird strike on 6th of March during its flight en route to Kathmandu from New Delhi. The narrow-body jet aircraft has been compelled to be grounded in Nepal Airlines hangar at TIA soon after the inspection of damage.
According to the source, the detailed inspection of the aircraft has already been carried out by the engineers. ‘The slat of the right wings has to be replaced,’ claimed the source.
The ground staff of the Airlines discovered bird strike at the leading edge of right wing during the routine inspection of the aircraft after it landed in Kathmandu. The staff found the slat to be slightly damaged.
The wounded Airbus is waiting for new slat to arrive; reported source and also informed that the slat has not arrived yet.
“We have to wait for some more days for the slat replacement due to unavailability of maintenance engineers along with delay in arrival of new slat,” source added. This is not the first time that the Airbus A320 “Lumbini” has been grounded.