S’pore Airlines plane left with grisly bloodstains after landing & hitting birds at Paris airport
The return flight was delayed by 45 minutes.
Vehicles can be a hazard to animals, whether on the ground, at sea, or even in the air.
Multiple birds hit by SIA plane
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane hit multiple birds while landing at France’s Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris.
According to a spokesperson for SIA, the incident involved flight SQ336, an Airbus A380, on Thursday (July 11) morning, Paris time.
The plane was carrying 311 passengers at the time.
Photos of the incident were posted on Facebook (WARNING: Post contains graphic images) by a user called Liew, who mistakenly identified the incident as having happened on Saturday morning (July 13) instead.
The post garnered over 1,600 shares by Sunday, July 14.
Some of the photos showed multiple blood stains on the wings and nose of the plane.
Other photos showed the remains of the birds trapped in various parts of the plane (Warning: the following images may be distressing for some readers).
Return flight delayed by 45 minutes
The spokesperson for SIA added that the plane was subsequently cleaned and ground crew conducted further inspections, whereupon it was declared serviceable.
The A380’s return flight to Singapore, SQ335, was delayed for about 45 minutes.
Top image collage via Liew’s Facebook post