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Air accident investigators were called but the airport is expected to be closed until mid-morning today, grounding flights to a host of European destinations, including the party island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean.

Hajj: Birds’strike stalls Medview airline pilgrims’ airlift

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin

Birds’ strike on Saturday night forced a Medview Airline to abort a Saudi bound fl ight at Ilorin International airport in Kwara state. Th e airline said the B767 aircraft carrying 222 pilgrims was taxing for take – off when it was struck by a brood of birds forcing the pilot to abort the fl ight. Th e 222 pilgrims were de boarded without incident, and arrangements are being made to provide another aircraft to airlift them on Sunday (yesterday). Th e airline assured all pilgrims that the schedule for their airlift to the holy land would not be aff ected by the incident.

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