Bird strike af­fects Med-View Air­line flight in Ilorin

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

Bird strike Sat­ur­day night forced a MedView Air­line to abort a Saudi Ara­bia-bound flight at the Ilorin In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

The spokesper­son of the air­line Obuke Oy­i­botha said the B767 air­craft car­ry­ing 222 pil­grims was taxi­ing for take­off when it was struck by a brood of birds, forc­ing the pi­lot to abort the flight.

The 222 pil­grims were de­boarded with­out in­ci­dent, and ar­range­ments were be­ing made to pro­vide an­other air­craft to them yes­ter­day.

The air­line as­sured all pil­grims that the sched­ule for their air­lift to the Holy Land would not be af­fected by the in­ci­dent, es­pe­cially as a team of en­gi­neers had been flown to Ilorin to get the air­craft back to ser­vice. air­lift

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