Around 80 people were asked to disembark. After the plane was evacuated, passengers had to wait until around 2pm for a replacement flight to Paris. “Emergency services attended and the aircraft taxied safely to a stand where passengers were offloaded and have now departed on another aircraft,” a spokeswoman at Cardiff Airport said. No other flights were affected, the runway re-opened very shortly. A passenger said there was ‘panic’ because ‘no one knew what was going on’. “Everyone was a bit shocked why we had stopped on the middle of the runway and then a fire engine pulled up.”
The first ever case of a bird strike was reported by Orville Wright in 1905, 114 years ago. The most favorable conditions for a bird strike are during take-offs or landings of airplanes. But bird strikes have also been reported at higher altitudes of around 6000 meters (20,000 feet) to 9000 m (30,000 feet). The most dangerous conditions arise when a bird hits the turbine and gets caught in the engine. This can cause a disruption in the rotatory motion of the fan blades, resulting in a partial or complete failure of engine. a similar incident occurred after a plane take off at Cardiff Airport in 2017. The BE4565 Flybe plane was travelling from Cardiff Airport to Charles de Gaulle and made an emergency landing.