Published on : Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the busiest flight hub in Europe, introduced 19 pigs as part of a new project. A strange approach to prevent plane crashes. Pigs have been relocated to a 5-acre plot of muddy land between two of the runways because they deter birds such as geese which can lead to bird strikes on planes.
They not only just eat the bird’s food but they also catch them which scares them away. The Miracle on the Hudson includes infamous bird strike incidents when a U.S. airways flight lands safely on the Hudson River in New York after a bird strike took out its engine shortly after take-off.
Two years ago, a KLM flight was forced to return to Schiphol after a suspected bird strike. Last month only, a Ryanair flight traveling to Lanzarote was forced to return back amid reports it collided with a bird. According to the airport, the new measure has been introduced as a six-week pilot, due to the prevalence of birds in the nearby area, with other measures include laser beams already in place to prevent them from flying near the aircraft.