Toronto-bound WestJet flight forced to turn around after hitting a bird
It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's both!
That's right, passengers on Toronto-bound WestJet flight WS660 had their travel plans interrupted when they were forced to return to Calgary after hitting a bird earlier today.
Update BIRD STRIKE— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) August 13, 2019
Westjet #WS660 to Toronto returned to Calgary. Reported bird strike on departure followed by left engine vibration. Landed and taxied to gate. https://t.co/oyuySZ28w2 pic.twitter.com/yIUz15N7b6
WestJet told CTV News the plane hit a bird while taking off and turned back as a precaution.
And bet the bird is having a bad day too :)— Troy Magennis (@t_magennis) August 13, 2019
WestJet also said they took the plane out of service for a maintenance inspection and emergency vehicles were called, just in case.
After the flight returned to its departing location, the 165 passengers went back to the gate to await a different flight.
Poor bird :(— ETstream90 (@ET_games1) August 13, 2019
There were no passenger injuries reported and the plane had a safe landing, but sadly the same can't be said definitively for the bird.
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