TAM Airbus Birdstrike over São Luis
On Feb 21, 2013, a TAM Linhas Aéreas Airbus A319 en route from São Luis-Marechal Cunha Machado Airport to Brasilia suffered a bird strike.
Pilots returned to São Luis Airport where they made a safe landing.
The plane was taken out of service for repairs and maintenance.
Passengers reported they were terrified when they heard a huge bang from one of the engines.
The incident is under investigation by Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (Cenipa).