Bird strike sets plane engine burning, prompts horrifying emergency landing
The absolutely very last thing anyone really wants to see on a flight will be the flames licking round the wings of one’s plane, on Tuesday but that’s just what the passengers on a domestic Canadian flight witnessed.
The incident happened following the Swoop airline flight from Abbotsford to Edmonton ran right into a flock of geese soon after take off, and many unfortunate birds were sucked into among the plane’s engines.
The pilot of the Boeing 737 was forced to declare a crisis and turn the jet back towards Abbotsford.
Meanwhile, passengers in the cabin witnessed the terrifying sight of some fireballs erupting round the aircraft’s wing.
“We hit bumps – it felt like speed bumps,” among the passengers, Bruce Mason, told CTV News. “The lights would on come off and. At the window seat, they start yelling, ‘Fire! Fire!’”
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A spokesperson for Swoop said that the aircraft is undergoing repairs and is likely to go back to service tonite.
“Safety is our number 1 priority and you will be at the forefront of our decision making always. We apologize for the inconvenience to your impacted travelers,” the discount airline said.
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