Air Peace Plane returns to Lagos after a bird strike prevents landing at Owerri Airport

After a bird strike mid-air on Saturday, an Air Peace aircraft bound for Owerri Airport in Imo State was unable to land and disembark passengers.

According to the airline's spokesman, Stanley Olisa, the plane returned to Lagos and disembarked its passengers as a result of the incident.

"This is to inform the flying public and our esteemed customers that Air Peace flight P47154, which departed Lagos at 12:00hrs on Saturday for Owerri, was unable to land due to a bird strike that got the bird stuck on the left main landing gear," the statement reads.

"Because the strike affected the operating parameters of the landing gear, the pilots followed regulatory safety procedures and returned to Lagos, where the aircraft landed safely and without incident." Passengers disembarked normally, and the flight has been taken over by another aircraft.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused all passengers, and please be assured that we are strictly adhering to established safety standards," Olisa said.