NAIA Terminals 2 and 3 plagued by snakes, birds, and bees
Looks like Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas has more airport-related problems. In this case, animals are involved.
Looks like Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas has more airport-related problems. In this case, animals are involved. Literally.
An ABS-CBNNews.com report-quoting Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado’s statements in an interview on ANC’s Headstart-reveals that snakes occassionally wander into airport premises. Honrado confirmed that a python was caught along the access road of Terminals 2 and 3 last Saturday, October 15.
The report went on to note that last May, bees suddenly swarmed the control panels of five aero bridges, preventing controllers from attaching the movable walkways to arriving airplanes in Terminal 2.
To top it all off, migratory birds and local pigeons have reportedly disrupted airline operations. The report said that last January, the Airline Operators Council complained to the MIAA about "the worsening problem of birds flying into planes." ABS-CBNNews.com cited Alex Cariaga, head of the airport’s ground operations safety division, who said that there had been 23 incidents wherein birds were sucked up into jet engines last year."
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