Worried about the increasing incidents of bird hit accidents, the DGCA had, some time ago, made it mandatory for Airline companies to submit reports on all such incidents.
Apart from the problem of birds, the presence of wild and stray animals at runways has also been causing mishaps. It is not just the Civil Aviation Ministry, but the Indian Air Force has also been engrossed with such problems.
The problem of stray animals is rampant at several runways of the Indian Air Force and a “Blue Bull” team has been constituted by the services for express purposes of shooing off straying herds of the blue bulls(Nilgai) at air-strips.
Maximum incidents of bird hits have been registered at the Ahmedabad airport, while most number of stray animals at runways was reported at the Nagpur airport.