PIA Islamabad to Karachi Airbus A320 Flight PK309 Wing Leading-edge Slat Damaged by Bird Hit

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PIA Islamabad to Karachi Airbus A320 Flight PK309 Wing Leading-edge Slat Damaged by Bird Hit

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On September 28, Bird hit damaged wing leading-edge slat of PIA Airbus A320 (aircraft registration AP-BLS) Islamabad to Karachi flight PK309. The aircraft landed in Karachi at 8:45 PM on September 28.

News channels did not clarify whether it suffered bird hit during takeoff from Islamabad Airport or during landing approach to Karachi Airport.

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The A320 returned to service after repairs.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bls

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Information on The Aviation Herald.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4dd3b264

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Birds on/near Karachi Airport airside shown on news channels:

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Aircraft tails visible in the background.

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Re: PIA Islamabad to Karachi Airbus A320 Flight PK309 Wing Leading-edge Slat Damaged by Bird Hit

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Who is responsible for keeping the airfield clean of birds? I presume it is CAA?

And who incurs the cost of a bird hit? Is it the airline or can the airline hand over the repair bill of the aircraft to CAA since it is CAAs responsibility (again I assume) to keep the airfield clear of birds?

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Incompetent CAA strikes again ! (pun intended)

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According to news sources:

Pakistan CAA is reviewing installation of modern electronic systems to reduce the number of bird strike incidents.

The aviation regulatory body also urged inhabitants residing near airports to dispose off garbage at designated places as responsible citizens.

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Bird strike incidents at Karachi Airport in recent months, according to news reports:

14 incidents in July
10 incidents in August
15 incidents in September

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