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WATCH passenger jet spew flames because it strikes a flock of EAGLES on takeoff in Cuba

WATCH passenger jet spew flames as it strikes a flock of EAGLES on takeoff in Cuba

Chilling footage filmed in Cuba by a passenger of a Moscow-bound flight reveals its proper engine spewing flames because the aircraft strikes a gaggle of eagles in the course of the takeoff.

Flight ZF 556, belonging to the Russian service Azur Air, was departing from the favored Cuban vacationer hotspot of Varadero on Thursday when the incident occurred.

One of many Russian vacationers, getting back from Cuba to Moscow, was taking video because the Boeing-767-300 plane was taking off from the airport. It captured the second when two massive birds – apparently eagles – hit the starboard wing of the plane.

One of many birds collided with the wing, getting thrown into the air, whereas one other went straight by means of the engine to satisfy its fiery demise. Stories within the Russian media stated that yet one more eagle collided with the jet’s nostril cone, badly denting it.

With the aircraft sustaining extreme injury, the flight needed to be aborted instantly. The plane additionally reportedly suffered a burst tire in the course of the emergency braking.

“The incident occurred throughout flight ZF 556’s takeoff run. So as to guarantee security, the commander determined to abort takeoff, and the plane safely returned to the parking space,” a spokesperson for Azur Air advised Russian media.

In contrast to the eagles that apparently didn’t survive the encounter, nobody was injured on the aircraft.

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Because the aircraft was deemed unfit for service after the incident, a reserve plane has been despatched to Varadero to choose up the passengers. The vacationers have been quickly accommodated at an area resort.

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