Boeing 737 Hits a Stray Buffalo on Takeoff, Everyone Except the Buffalo is Safe

A SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 hit a buffalo on takeoff from Surat enroute to Delhi.

All 146 passengers and crew were safe, although the 737’s engine sustained damage.

SpiceJet went to Twitter to explain,

It happens to the best of ’em, like in September 1973 when a National Airlines 727 hit an alligator on landing at Tampa.


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