The Turkish Airways plane was about to land when it was hit by one or more birds.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was en route from Istanbul to Nevsehir when the incident occurred on Tuesday. No passengers were injured, and the plane managed to land without major problems.
The only thing that was severely injured in the collision was the bird or birds who hit the plane and the aircraft's nose, which got a decent punch. However, the nose can easily be replaced, and the aircraft is already back in the air, according to the company.
- A critical hit for an aircraft by birds are those that hit the engine area. All other areas of an aircraft, such as the front, wings and fuselage, can withstand being hit by a bird, said a spokesman for Turkish Airlines.
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