By Euro Weekly News Media • 16 September 2016 • 15:29
MID-AIR COLLISION: The vulture was embedded into the aircraft’s nose.
AN A-320 airbus was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing at Palma de Mallorca after it collided with an enormous vulture at around 5,000 feet.
The unfortunate animal’s dead body could be seen embedded in the aircraft’s nose cone after the landing.
The Lufthansa flight was carrying holidaymakers from Munich to the Balearic island and was in the midst of its descent when it struck the huge bird.
Luckily, the crash did not cause any part of the airliner’s cabin to become depressurised and the plane landed safely.
The return flight to Munich was cancelled following the collision, with passengers rebooked on alternative services.
Lufthansa told The Daily Mail that the plane “’suffered a bird strike while approaching the airport of Palma de Mallorca.
“Due to the damage, the aircraft needed to remain on Thursday in Palma and was being checked by our technicians. The return flight had to be cancelled and passengers have been rebooked on alternative services.”
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