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Guyana aims to reduce scavenger birds at airport

September 12, 2013

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Authorities in Guyana are seeking to relocate poultry farms due to concerns about increased numbers of scavenger birds circling around the South American country’s international airport.

Airport Chief Executive Ramesh Ghir says the majority of poultry farms are located near the airport, and that moving them would help prevent future accidents.

Airport Operations spokesman Andre Kellman says the farms don’t properly dispose of garbage, attracting scavengers that pose a danger as they cross flight paths.

A Caribbean Airlines flight from New York hit several birds as it landed on Thursday, while another flight in April was forced to turn back after one of its engines sucked in several birds.

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