ISLAMABAD: In calendar year 2021, so far, about 66 flying birds have collided with the PIA planes flying high in the sky throughout the country.
National and foreign airlines faced financial losses due to birds-related strikes on aircraft inside Pakistan’s airspace followed by lack of cleanliness and delay in installation of the bird control system at airports.
PIA Spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said that 66 cases of birds hitting PIA planes have been reported as most of the people used to feed the birds in areas adjoining the domestic airports.
“A system needed to be installed to save planes from bird strikes,” he said.
On Sunday, a Karachi-bound aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) escaped an accident.
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.