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“The strike affected the operating parameters of the landing gear which made the pilots follow regulatory safety procedures by returning to Lagos…”

The management of Air Peace says its flight P47154 Lagos to Owerri on August 27, 2022, had a bird strike, a few minutes to landing.

The airline confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday and explained that the crew decided to return to Lagos airport as a precautionary measure in line with regulatory safety procedures.

“This is to inform the flying public and our esteemed customers that Air Peace flight P47154, which departed Lagos at 12:00hrs today, August 27, 2022, for Owerri, could not land due to a bird strike that got the bird stuck on the left main landing gear.

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“The strike affected the operating parameters of the landing gear which made the pilots follow regulatory safety procedures by returning to Lagos where they landed the aircraft safely without any incident.

“Passengers disembarked normally and another aircraft has been deployed to operate the flight.

“We apologise for the inconveniences caused to all passengers affected by this situation and be assured of our strict compliance with established safety standards,” the statement said.

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