Every ten days, at least one civilian plane touchdown or taking off at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport faces risks involving birds or stray canine close to the runway, based on paperwork tabled by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant within the state Legislative Assembly in the course of the ongoing price range session.
Since January 1, 2014 until date, there have been 224 scares involving civilian flights, most of them involving eagles, pigeons, kites, owls, crows, even peacocks and stray canine close to the runway, states information submitted to the state authorities by the Indian Navy, from whose base the airport features from.
In November 2019, a MiG-29Ok fighter jet had crashed quickly after take-off from the Goa airport following a bird-hit.
In September final yr, stray canine compelled an Air Asia flight to Delhi to abort take-off after air site visitors management personnel noticed stray canine on the runway.
In August 2019, an Air India flight, whereas trying to land at Dabolim at night time, was compelled additionally to abort touchdown after the pilot noticed stray canine meandering on the runway.
The Indian Navy has already complained to the native panchayats within the neighborhood of the airport to clear rubbish dumped in open areas.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant additionally mentioned in his written reply, that a number of different measures had been taken by the Indian Navy to stop hen or stray dog associated mishaps, together with deploying hen and dog chasers close to the runway, frequent patrols and use of technological aides for dog and hen scaring, together with thunder growth units.
The Chief Minister mentioned the Indian Navy is endeavor “systematic control of dog population in association with department of animal husbandry and veterinary services”.