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Virgin Australia Clarifies Bird Caused Flight Change

Virgin Australia have confirmed that the engineering issue on flight VA474 from Brisbane to Perth last night was in fact a 'bird strike on take off' and not a burst tyre as reported. 

The company earlier released a statement to media just referencing an engineering issue. 

"Due to an engineering issue, VA474 from Brisbane to Perth returned to Brisbane yesterday evening," a Virgin Australia spokesperson said.

"As a result of this issue, we unfortunately needed to cancel this flight.

"Overnight accommodation was provided for guests as required and all guests have been moved to an alternate service from Brisbane to Perth today.

"We're very sorry to our guests for the inconvenience caused and we will have them safely on their journey as soon as possible."

But made further clarification when a customer touched base on Twitter. 

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