Passengers that were onboard a plane were extremely lucky after somehow they managed to dodge being hit by a propeller after it smashed through the side of the aircraft.
The aviation authorities have launched an investigation after it was found that a large bird smacked into Jetstream 41 as the aircraft was landing in South Africa.
According to multiple reports, the airplane was approaching Venetia Mine when the propeller blasted through the cabin and all the way down to the other side of the aisle.
The good thing is that no one was injured in the entire incident.
Despite the fact that no one was injured in the incident, the airplane on the other hand suffered catastrophic damages after the blade managed to rip through one side of the plane. It also wrecked the window panel on the opposite side of the fuselage.
Multiple reports confirmed that the aircraft managed to make a safe landing despite the horrifying accident.
Airlink, the Johannesburg airline, which operates Jetstream 41, issued a statement about the incident, where they said:
“Yesterday an Airlink Jetstream 41 aircraft operating a private charter flight struck a large bird upon landing at Venetia airfield. None of the passengers or crew were injured although the aircraft sustained substantial damage. In compliance with aviation protocols and regulations, the occurrence was reported to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) which will conduct an investigation. The aircraft remains at Venetia airfield pending the SACAA’s inspection and a full damage assessment.”
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