DGCA issues guidelines to prevent bird hits at airports

New Delhi, 13/8: To check incidents of collision of planes with birds and other animals at airports across India, aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday issued guidelines for them that included carrying out routine patrols in random patterns and informing pilots whenever there is any wildlife activity.



There have been various incidents of bird hits during the last few weeks. On August 4, Go First’s flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad on Thursday after suffering a bird hit.


On June 19, an engine on a SpiceJet Delhi-bound aircraft carrying 185 passengers caught fire soon after it took off from the Patna airport and the plane made an emergency landing minutes later. The engine malfunctioned because of a bird hit.

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