24 Sep, 2022- Chilling footage filmed in Cuba by a passenger of a Moscow-bound flight shows its right engine spewing flames as the plane strikes a group of eagles during the takeoff.
Flight ZF 556, belonging to the Russian carrier Azur Air, was departing from the popular Cuban tourist hotspot of Varadero on Thursday when the incident happened.
One of the Russian tourists, was taking video which captured the moment when two large birds – apparently eagles – hit the starboard wing of the aircraft.
One of the birds collided with the wing, getting thrown into the air, while another went straight through the engine to meet its fiery demise. Reports in the Russian media said that yet another eagle collided with the jet’s nose cone, badly denting it.
With the plane sustaining severe damage, the flight had to be aborted immediately. The aircraft also reportedly suffered a burst tire during the emergency braking. no one was injured on the plane.
you may watch the video on the link below!