Havana: emergency landing after an engine fire… hit by birds

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A plane from the American company Southwest Airlines had to make an emergency landing at the international airport of Havana, the Cuban capital, on Sunday 05/03. Birds and airplanes do not mix well… and aircraft manufacturers know this well, as they have to adapt their engines…

During the takeoff of the Boeing 737, which was performing the Havana-Fort Lauderdale (Florida) route, a failure was detected in one of the engines, the Cuban Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement published on its website. Facebook page.

Flight 3923 had taken off on Sunday afternoon from José Martí International Airport in Havana for Fort Lauderdale International Airport and, having gained altitude, an engine was struck by birds, according to what indicated the airline in a statement.

Local television broadcast cellphone footage that showed smoke filling the cabin, as panicked parents instructed their children on how to put on oxygen masks.

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