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Sunday bird hits: DGCA asks airports to step up vigil on wildlife intrusion

Lists steps such as trimming of grass, insecticide sprays, frequent runway inspection, use of bird chasers, and regular garbage disposal to prevent such incidents in future

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This comes in the backdrop of two bird hit incidents involving IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft on Sunday

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has instructed airports across the country to review their wildlife hazard management plans.

This comes in the backdrop of two bird hit incidents involving IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft on Sunday.

In a letter to all airports, joint Director General Maneesh Kumar listed steps that need to be taken to prevent bird hits or animal intrusion. The measures include trimming of grass, spraying of insecticide, frequent runway inspections, deployment of bird chasers, regular garbage disposal among others.

Airports have also been asked to convene meetings of environment management committee and co-ordinate with local government authorities

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First Published: Jun 20 2022 | 5:57 PM IST

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