Airline operators worry about more frequent "bird strikes"

Yes, Alfred Hitchcock saw this coming.'s Eric Apolonio reports that airline operators have expressed their worry over increasing bird strikes that occur in and near airports.


According to the report, the Airline Operators Council has urged aviation authorities to "do something" about the bird strikes, which they say are potentially dangerous. "Last week, a Cebu Pacific plane was grounded for several hours at the Naga airport by a bird strike as it landed. And on Sunday, a Philippine Airlines flight to Laoag was delayed by a night because of a bird strike," the report said.


Airline operators say that while none of the incidents have proven fatal, the repairs and maintenance resulting from bird strikes have been costly for them to shoulder.


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