Saudi Airlines plane escapes disaster after bird hit at Lahore Airport

Written by The Frontier Post

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Another foreign airliner escaped a disaster after a bird hit it at the Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday.

According to the sources, the plane belonged to the Saudi Airlines and it was now being inspected by the staff after its landing.

The latest development came amid the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority failure to save country’s airports from the onslaught of birds as there were 31 bird-hit incidents reported this year so far with bulk of them happened at Lahore Airport.

It has been observed that the CAA has failed to make country’s airports birds-free. All along the runway, there is always a flock of birds flying in the air which is threating lives of air passengers and damage to the aircraft.

As many as 30 bird-hit incidents were reported from January till June this year and most of the incidents happened at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

As per the breakdown, 5 bird-hit incidents were reported at Karachi airport; 11 at Lahore airport; 3 at Quetta airport; 6 at Islamabad airport; 2 at Peshawar airport; 1 at Sialkot airport; and 1 at Damam airport.

The airplanes which were hit by birds included three ART planes; 23 K-320 airbuses; and four aircrafts of Boing 777. Among these, three planes suffered financial loss while 27 aircrafts did not suffer any damage.

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