Thomson Airways flight struck by seagull, makes emergency landing

Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

thomson-airwaysA flight of Thomson Airways has made an emergency landing after its engine was damaged by a seagull following its take off from Bournemouth.


Flight TOM6248 that was travelling to Tenerife struck the bird a short while after it took off around 8.21 GMT. Passengers said that they had heard a loud thud from the left engine that left the airplane vibrating.


A spokeswoman of Thomson Airways said that the airways would like to assure to the passengers such issues were extremely rare.


Thereafter, the passengers had to be taken off the plane and put on a replacement flight to Tenerife. The plane then departed a little while after 13.00. One of the passengers named Eric Jackson said that they had heard a loud thud that was closely followed by some vibrations.


They decided that there would be more engineers and assistance available at Gatwick so the plane had decided to be diverted.


He went on to add that everyone were very calm. The people were anxious because it was a complete emergency landing and it was really a bit nerve-wracking. Jackson said that the pilot had come with the remaining parts of the bird and showed them.


Since the bird had shattered three of the blades, the engine was not reparable.


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