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Bird strike disrupts flight at Abuja airport

An Abuja-bound Air Peace flight was affected by a bird strike while landing on Saturday.

It was reported that a bird strike refers to a situation where a bird collides with an aircraft during takeoff, landing, or while the plane is in flight.

A statement by the management of Air Peace noted that the aircraft which took off from Asaba, Delta State capital, landed safely and passengers disembarked safely.

However, the airline further empathised with customers whose flights were disrupted as a result of the incident, adding that an arrangement was made for another aircraft to operate on the rotation.

The statement read, “This is to inform the flying public and our esteemed customers that our Asaba-Abuja flight- P47866- had a bird strike upon landing in Abuja on Saturday, April 8, 2023,” the statement read.

“The aircraft, with Registration Number ES-SAZ, landed safely and passengers disembarked normally.

“While we deeply empathise with passengers whose flights have been consequently affected by this unforeseen development, the arrangement was made for another aircraft to operate Abuja-Asaba, Asaba-Lagos and other flights on that rotation.

“Be assured of our strict compliance with established safety standards.”

Efforts to reach the General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Safety and Investigation Bureau, Tunji Oketunbi, proved abortive at the time of filling this report.

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