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Lahore airport flight operations resume after runway cleared of birds

July 17, 2019

Flights can now land at the Lahore airport after its runways have been cleared of birds.

After the rains, a large number of birds gathered on the runway Wednesday morning, creating a risk for planes.

Flights landing at the airport were diverted to nearby cities. A flight coming in from Paris, PK-734, was diverted to Sialkot while one from Madinah, PK-3042 was diverted to Multan. Flights to other cities were also delayed due to the bird problem.

Flights to Jeddah (PK-759) and Copenhagen (PK-751) have left the airport after delays.

PIA spokesperson said the planes were diverted as a safety precaution. If a bird gets stuck in a plane’s engine, it could cause serious damage. He said they were sorry for the delays.

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