On Sunday, a Wizz Air flight from Eindhoven to Budapest collided with a flock of birds during take-off, causing the plane to turn back, the airline said in response to Telex‘s questions.
An article about the incident appeared in a NOS Dutch newspaper on Sunday evening. Wizz Air’s reply revealed that the birds had damaged the tires, which is why the plane was grounded. Engineers immediately started repair work but were unable to complete it the same day, so Wizz Air rescheduled the flight for Monday at 17:30, which the company said it had informed passengers about by text message and email.
“In the meantime, ground handling staff have booked accommodation and arranged transport for passengers. (…) Passengers affected by the rescheduling of the flight can claim reimbursement of their self-booked accommodation and other costs by presenting a copy of their invoices via the Wizz Air interface or by contacting customer services.”
– the airline wrote.
As we wrote on Saturday, Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air’s Dortmund plane collided with a flock of birds. Passengers had to wait half a day for a replacement plane in the 40-degree passenger lounge, details HERE.