KM662 - 27 September 2019

Date: Friday, 27 September 2019
Ref: 050 - 2019 EN

KM662 - 27 September 2019

An Air Malta aircraft operating flight KM662 from Malta to Palermo this afternoon suffered a bird strike during take-off at Malta International Airport. The captain rejected the take-off and the aircraft was taken back to its stand.

Rejected take-offs are performed to maintain the highest level of safety in such situations. All passengers are safe and are being taken care of.

KM662/3 Malta – Palermo – Malta has been cancelled and customers will be offered full refund or re-routings on other Air Malta flights.

The aircraft, which sustained considerable damage to one engine, is currently being checked by engineers with a view to return it to normal operations as soon as possible.

With two aircraft grounded, following also an incident sustained to another aircraft in London Gatwick two days ago, the airline’s flight schedule looks challenging today and for this weekend. Delays are thus expected.

Air Malta customers are advised to check the airline’s Website and Facebook page for updated information. Customers can also call the airline’s call center on +356 2166 2211.

Safety for its customers and crew remains Air Malta’s top priority.

Air Malta apologises for this inconvenience due to circumstances beyond its control.

Username required... 
Password required... 
Invalid login details... 
Facebook login failed. There is no Facebook account registered with this email address.  
Email required... 
Change password request. 
Invalid account... 
Email Sent! 
An email with a password change request has been sent to your email address. Once received, click on the link provided to be able to change your password.
Join our newsletter
Are you sure you want to unsubscribe?
Good to see you again
We have placed cookies on your device to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Got it!