An Air Peace Aircraft, Flight P47154, bound for Owerri Airport, Imo State couldn’t land and disembark passengers after the aircraft suffered bird strike mid-air on Saturday.
In a statement by the spokesman of the Airline, Stanley Olisa, he said the aircraft consequently retirned to Lagos and disembarked its passengers due to the incident.
The statement reads, “This is to inform the flying public and our esteemed customers that Air Peace flight P47154, which departed Lagos at 12:00hrs on Saturday, for Owerri, could not land due to a bird strike that got the bird stuck on the left main landing gear.
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“The strike affected the operating parameters of the landing gear which made the pilots follow regulatory safety procedures by returning to Lagos where they landed the aircraft safely without any incident.
“Passengers disembarked normally and another aircraft has been deployed to operate the flight.
“We apologise for the inconveniences caused to all passengers affected by this situation and be assured of our strict compliance with established safety standards,” Olisa said.