Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - FEBRUARY 25, 2019: A Southwest Airlines baggage handler delivers passenger luggage to the terminal at Albuquerque International Sunport in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
  • Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Cuba to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, erupted in panic and chaos after the jetliner was forced to make an emergency landing following a bird strike.
  • Shortly after taking off from Havana, smoke began filling the cabin of Flight 3923 after birds reportedly struck one of the plane’s engines and nose.
  • The Boeing 737 had 147 passengers and six crew members onboard, and the pilot was able to return the flight to Havana safely. There were no reported injuries, Southwest Airlines told the Guardian.
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