Plane Lands at Airport with a Dead Eagle Embedded In Its Wing [Photos]

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Shocking photos have revealed the damage to a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane caused by a bird strike. A passenger on the tarmac spotted a gaping hole in the Airbus A333’s left wing and on closer inspection staff discovered a dead bird – seemingly an eagle – embedded in the aircraft.

The passenger jet had landed at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from Dammam on the east coast of the country, reportedly without incident.

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According to Aviation Herald, flight SV-771 ‘performed a seemingly uneventful flight’ despite the creature becoming lodged in the plane.

 

The damage was reportedly spotted by a flyer as crew prepared the aircraft for a domestic flight to Riyadh. As a result passengers on flight SV-550 were delayed for three hours before boarding a replacement A330 aircraft.

 

The incident took place on November 16 and the aircraft has reportedly remained on the ground since the discovery.

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