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4 January 2022

Bird-strike at Venetia Involving an Airlink Charter Flight

Yesterday an Airlink Jetstream 41 aircraft operating a private charter flight struck a large bird upon landing at Venetia airfield. None of the passengers or crew were injured although the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

In compliance with aviation protocols and regulations, the occurence was reported to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) which will conduct an investigation.

The aircraft remains at Venetia airfield pending the SACAA’s inspection and a full damage assessment.