Nigeria’s largest carrier, Arik Air flight W3 408 from Abuja to Yola on Saturday made an air return due to a bird strike.
The airline said the bird strike affected the aircraft’s wind shield and the Captain (pilot in command) had to return to Abuja for safety reasons.
The airline said safety of its passengers came first at Arik Air, and so it would not compromise safety.
It also apologised for whatever inconvenience the air return might have caused its esteemed guests.
Alternative arrangement was made to fly the affected passengers to their destination with another aircraft, the statement said.