Birds Force Dana Airline To Make Air Return
Dana Airline, operator of Imo Air was yesterday hit by birdstrike, forcing the plane flying from Lagos to Port Harcourt to make an air return.
Confirming the air return, Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air Mr Kingsley Ezenwa in an official statement issued yesterday stated that the incident occurred during take-off from Lagos at about 11 am.
Ezenwa stated “On 21st of April, one of our aircraft with registration
number 5N-SRI operating our 11am flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt, had an air return due to bird strike during take-off from Lagos, and our Captain took a professional decision and returned to the Lagos Airport.”
A Bird strike is a collision between a bird and an aircraft which is airborne and as per standard safety procedure, which is the hallmark of our operation, our pilot returned to base.
“Our guests have however been reprotected on another aircraft to ensure that their itinerary is not entirely disrupted. The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our engineers to determine the effect of the bird strike on the affected engine”, the Communications Manager added
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