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Media statement – AirAsia X


Gold Coast Airport confirms an incident took place last night during an AirAsia X aircraft take-off.
Flight D7 207 departed Gold Coast Airport bound for Kuala Lumpur at 22:20hrs and experienced a suspected bird strike shortly after take-off.
The aircraft was diverted to Brisbane and landed safely.
Gold Coast Airport is working with all involved stakeholders in regards to an investigation into the incident.
Passenger safety is of paramount importance to Gold Coast Airport.
Gold Coast Airport has developed and implemented an extensive wildlife management program. The airport also has a long-standing relationship with a leading bird strike management specialist, providing technical advice and assistance in active management of wildlife at the airport.


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