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Dana Air loses N270m to recent bird strike

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Dana Airline on Wednesday said it lost about N270 million to a recent accident at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, caused by bird strike.

The Managing Director of the airline, Mr Jacky Hathiramani, told newsmen in Ikeja that the aircraft had been grounded for three weeks following the bird strike.

Hathiramani said that the aircraft was departing Abuja for Lagos when the incident occured, adding:“The incident which can be prevented is causing the airline great losses and potential risks to flight.

“We hope that the authorities would take up the challenge as soon as possible and reduce, if not eliminate, the incidents of bird strikes in our airports”.According to him, if something drastic is not done, the attack of birds on aircraft could lead to air mishap.

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