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Air Peace flights disrupted over bird strike in Abuja

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

A bird strike is a collision between a bird and an aircraft which is in flight or on a takeoff or landing roll. 

According to a statement by the management of Air Peace, the aircraft, which took off from Asaba, Delta state capital, landed safely and passengers disembarked normally. 

The airline, empathising with customers whose flights were disrupted as a result of the incident, said an arrangement was made for another aircraft to operate on the rotation.

“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 today, Saturday, April 8, 2023,” the statement reads. 

“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, 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.” 


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