Airport Bird Hit Prevention: New Regulations

Aviation authority issues guidelines to curb incidents of plane collisions with birds and other animals . The guidelines include conducting routine patrols in random order and alerting pilots whenever there is any wildlife activity .

New Delhi: The aviation authority DGCA issued guidelines on Saturday to curb incidents of plane collisions with birds and other animals at airports across India, which included conducting routine patrols in random order and alerting pilots whenever there is any wildlife activity.On August 4, a Go Firsts flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad on Thursday after being hit by a bird.On June 19, a SpiceJet Delhi-bound plane caught fire just after taking off from Patna airport, and the plane made an emergency landing just minutes later.The engine reportedly failed as a result of a bird strike, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).All airport operators are encouraged to review their wildlife hazard management program to identify the weaknesses and rank them based on the risk posed to aircraft, according to the agency.

It said that regular patrolling is