KARACHI: As many as 66 incidents of birds hitting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) planes have been reported across the country this year, says PIA spokesman on Thursday.
National and foreign airlines faced financial loss due to bird strikes on aircraft inside Pakistan’s airspace followed by lack of cleanliness and delay in installation of the bird control system at airports.
Talking to a private Tv channel, the PIA Spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said so far 66 cases of birds hitting PIA planes have been reported as most of the people use to feed the birds in adjoining areas of the airports.
On Sunday, a Karachi-bound aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) escaped an accident, said sources
The sources at the airport had said the aircraft travelling from Sharjah to Karachi suffered a bird strike but the pilot of the plane managed to land it safely at Jinnah International Airport.