A plane was evacuated at Cardiff Airport , U.K., after a bird was sucked into one of its engines. It was just before the take off.
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.