PAL concerned on rising number of 'birdstrikes'-A A +A
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
MANILA -- The country's flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has expressed concern on the increasing number of "birdstrikes" at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as these have been affecting its operations.
In a statement, PAL management said Tuesday that its plane suffered another "birdstrike" upon landing at the NAIA Monday night.
The plane, an Airbus A320 with 152 passengers on board, underwent thorough maintenance inspection upon arriving from Bacolod. All passengers arrived safely.
Initial findings revealed bloodstains on the wing area of the Airbus A320 that landed in Manila around 8:45 p.m.
No serious damage on the aircraft's wing and two CFM jet engines were found by mechanics of Lufthansa Technik Philippines after maintenance check, PAL said, adding that the plane went back on service on Tuesday.
"The number of 'birdstrikes' at NAIA has been steadily increasing over the past months as reported by PAL and other airlines operating in Manila's premiere international airport," it said. (SDR/Sunnex)