…..Incurs heavy damage
Tragedy was averted Saturday when a plane belonging to the Ethiopian Airlines was struck mid-air by birds.
It was gathered that the aircraft which eventually landed by 1.30pm at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja in Lagos is a cargo plane which came from Addis Ababa .
On landing, emergency Airport workers were said to have been placed on red alert.
The impact of the bird strike was said to have been so heavy that a part of the wing of the aircraft was badly damaged.
As at the time of landing, one of the birds that actually struck the plane was still stuck on the trunk of the aircraft.
A source at the airport told the NPO Reports that the crew had managed the situation very well until the plane landed safely.
“Bird strike is a major problem in the aviation industry, “ an aviation expert told the NPO reports.