Bird-Hit Brussels Airlines Plane Returns to Brussels

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

Thomas Cook flight FQ-816 had to return and make an emergency landing in Brussels, Belgium, on February 7th.

The Airbus A319-100 plane, operated by Brussels Airlines, took off for Marrakech, Morocco, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of its engines ingested a bird.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 140 passengers remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement aircraft for the passengers.

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