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Bird Flies Directly Into Nose of VietJet Plane, Damages Aircraft

The pilot of a VietJet flight was in for a surprise on Wednesday when his plane was struck by a bird – or several birds – damaging the nose of the aircraft.

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Thankfully, the Hanoi-bound plane landed safely, reports Zing, carrying 145 passengers from Buon Ma Thuot.

In photos posted on Facebook, the aftermath is a little gory, featuring a blood-streaked crater on the nose of the plane. The front of the aircraft was dented as a result of the head-on collision. Aviation authorities later confirmed the incident.

Photo via Bao Hom Nay.

Once passengers disembarked, VietJet dispatched technicians to repair the damage, causing a 30-minute delay for the next flight. Thanh Nien also reported that the aircraft's radar system was damaged, however the issue has been resolved.

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