Terrifying moment passenger jet engine bursts into flames above tourist-packed beach


Terrifying moment passenger jet engine bursts into flames above tourist-packed beach: Pilot is forced to carry out emergency landing after bird-strike

  • The hero pilot was forced to turn around and return to the airport
  • The incident took place on Avianca airline’s AV9377 flight from San Andrés Island to Bogotá in Colombia 

A passenger plane pilot had to carry out an emergency landing after a bird flew into one of the engines. 

The video of the horror moment shows flames shooting out of one of the Aircraft’s engines shortly after takeoff.

The hero pilot was forced to turn around and return to the airport.

The incident took place during Avianca airline’s AV9377 flight from San Andrés Island to Bogotá in Colombia on 25 April.

The aircraft was forced to return to the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport in San Andrés, situated in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Nicaragua but part of Colombia.

(Flames circled) - A plane suffers a bird strike shortly after take off

(Flames circled) – A plane suffers a bird strike shortly after take off

The engine that was struck by a bird

The engine that was struck by a bird

The Airbus A 320-214 completed a successful emergency landing.

Avianca issued a statement on the same day, highlighting the actions of pilots Andres Dallimonti and Felipe Torres.

The airline said the flight landed in San Andrés at 3.10pm local time and all 184 passengers onboard were unharmed.

Airport staff relocated the passengers on another flight to Bogotá that departed at 8.30pm.

Terrifying moment bird flies into plane with 184 passengers on board

The hero pilot was forced to turn around and return to the airport.

A plane suffers a bird strike shortly after take off.

Avianca’s chief operating officer Federico Pedreira praised the pilots for safely returning to the airport following the bird strike.

He added: ‘There is a need to take action against the presence of birds at airports, their vicinity, and approach and departure trajectories.

‘The safety of our clients and crews is not negotiable.’



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