A US jetliner taking off from Cuba skilled engine bother after hitting birds and returned to Havana for an emergency touchdown on Sunday, Cuban authorities stated.
Smoke seeped into the cabin of the aircraft however nobody was injured within the incident involving Southwest Airways flight 3923 to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the airline and the Cuban civil aviation authority Cacsa stated on its Fb web page.
The Boeing 737 was carrying 147 passengers and a crew of six, Southwest Airways stated in a press release to AFP.
It stated birds struck one of many aircraft’s engines and its nostril shortly after takeoff.
“The pilots safely returned to Havana the place prospects evacuated the plane by way of slides resulting from smoke within the cabin,” the assertion stated.
The vacationers might be placed on one other flight to Fort Lauderdale, it added.
Cacsa stated a probe had been launched.
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