Planes are at risk of being exposed to the danger of bird strikes at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, as undisposed wastes begin to litter the airside and the landside of the aerodrome.
The current situation is already a deep concern as Birds are attracted to the airport when it is littered with heaps of dirt. However, airline had lamented recently that it had 93 bird strike incidents in the first half of 2022 with 54 of the incidents happening at the Lagos Airport alone.
Incidents of bird strikes have become a recurring decimal in airline operations, while the operators solely bear the loss of their equipment to the incident.
The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), the umbrella body of airlines in the country, had said that its members lost $60 million (N34.5 billion at N575 to a dollar at the time) to bird strikes suffered by their aircraft in 2021, saying the trend was on the increase.
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