The US state of Alaska witnessed a unique aviation accident, as a Boeing 737-700 aircraft hit brown bears during its landing, killing the animal and disrupting the plane. None of the passengers of the Alaska Airlines plane were injured during the accident, which occurred at Yakutat Airport In Alaska, according to the “Guardian” newspaper.
A spokesman for the Alaska Transportation Authority said that the Boeing 737 plane killed a female brown bear, but her baby, who was with her, was not harmed, according to “Sky News”.
After the control tower gave the plane the approval to land, the pilot was surprised to encounter a female brown bear and her baby – a fat – crossing the airstrip, to collide with them upon landing.
Alaska Airlines said in a statement: “The front of the plane did not hit the bears, but the captain felt the impact of the strike on the left side after the bears passed under the plane.“.
It was not immediately clear how many passengers were on the flight that departed from Cordova, and was scheduled to stop in Juneau after leaving Yakutat, but the strike damaged the plane’s left engine, keeping the plane in Yakutat. Alaska Airlines said: “The maintenance technicians are working.” We have to fix the plane, which will take two days. “
And aircraft in Alaska had previously collided with other animals in the area during the landing, such as deer, geese and ibex, but they had never before collided with a bear, as the camera of a control tower at the Colombian Palonegro airport had previously documented the moment a plane belonging to the airline “Easy Fly” collided with a passenger ladder At the airport, and video footage transmitted by the Russia Network today, a video showed the plane moving slowly and then crashing into the passenger ladder of a plane, while workers and passengers fled in front of the stairs for fear of being injured from the collision.
And according to Russia today, the pilot said that he was unable to stop the plane after the landing, which led to the collision, and media outlets indicated that the accident did not result in any injuries, while an investigation is underway into its causes.
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