Tue, May 01, 2007
Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing
Two herons got sucked
into an engine of a Boeing 757 twinjet leaving Manchester, England
on Sunday morning, causing flames to trail from the number two
engine. The aircraft made a successful emergency landing after the
pilot shut down the engine.
The Thomsonfly aircraft was departing for Lanzarote. The pilot
sent a distress radio call, and dumped excess fuel before landing
back in Manchester.
According to an airport spokesman, the engine itself did not
catch fire, and there were no injuries.
"Within minutes of being in the air, the plane suffered a double
bird strike," the spokesman said. "The aircraft's engines are
designed to cope with bird strikes but because this case involved
two very large birds being sucked in at once there were
British news website Manchester.com quotes the Bird Strike
Committee USA in reporting that nearly 200 passengers and aircrew
have been killed a result of wildlife strikes over the past 20
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