A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight was forced to abort take-off at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Friday night due to a bird strike, according to Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL).
According to a statement released by GACL, the flight from Accra to Amsterdam was canceled when the pilot reported a bird strike close to the aircraft’s windshield.
“The GACL Rescue and Fire Fighting Service was on the scene right away to provide emergency fire protection. The plane was then hauled to a parking lot, where passengers disembarked and were taken to various hotels around the airport, according to the report.
In the meantime, Royal Dutch Airlines has begun the process of obtaining the passengers destination.
The GACL stated that inquiries into the event on Friday night had begun.
The GACL’s management told the public that it has a strong wildlife management system in place and is committed to maintaining the greatest level of safety at the airport.