Birds “engulf” US Navy plane

The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8140997/Dramatic-moment-birds-engulf-plane.html

This is the moment a swarm of birds flew up from a runway, engulfing a U.S. Navy E-6B plane as it came in to land.

Birds that were feeding on grass near the runway swarmed upwards as a U.S. Navy E-6B plane approached to land Photo: AP

 

The pilot was able to land the £88 million plane safely – in the past, when birds are caught in the engine of a plane, it has caused engine failure.

The birds were feeding on grass next to the runway at the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Fort Smith, Arkansas, US, and for an unknown reason took off just as the plane made its final descent.

The dramatic images were captured by photographer Kaia Larsen as she drove past the airport on Oct 29.

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