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Aircraft bird hit incidents jump by 52% in 2022, shows DGCA data

Not only bird hits, but animal strike incidents at airports also rose from 23 in 2021 to 36 in 2022, as per data reviewed by Business Standard from the DGCA

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Deepak Patel New Delhi
The Indian airspace saw a 52% jump in bird strike incidents in 2022 as commercial aviation picked up significant pace after the pandemic. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), last year the country witnessed 2,174 aircraft bird strike incidents, up from 1,430 in 2021.

Not only bird hits, but animal strike incidents at airports also rose from 23 in 2021 to 36 in 2022, as per data reviewed by Business Standard from the DGCA.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which operates more than 100 airports across the country, said that the rise in incidents is due

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 8:40 PM IST

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