This is absolutely horrifying.
According to the Daily Mail, a Delta airlines commercial plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a bird strike completely caved the nose of the plane. The forced landing happened at JFK Airport and 43 passengers were onboard at the time.
The Airbus A319, which was an airplane carrying 43 passengers, was en route to nearby LaGuardia Airport from Palm Beach on Monday evening. That’s when it happened.
According to reports, a massive flock of birds hit the front of the airplane during the flight. The cone of the aircraft, which protects the front of the plane, was completely bent out of shape after the incident.
The pilots of the plane immediately made the decision to make an emergency landing.
The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the accident.
A picture of the incident has been added below:
A Deadly Event
Bird strikes are uncommon in the New York City area – but they can cause serious damage to planes flying in midair.
Back in 2009, a US Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing in the waters along the Hudson River after the plane lost engine power after being struck by a flock of Canada Geese following take-off from LaGuardia.
A feature film based on the event was released in 2016. The blockbuster, which was directed by Clint Eastwood, featured Tom Hanks in the lead role.
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