Airborne U.S. airplane encountered giant cranes
“Bird strikes” are a problem to jets around the world. British "Daily Mail" reported on April 2, Delta Airlines’ airplane of number 5087 on the way to National Airport of Little Rock, Arkansas, collided with a group of cranes, and eventually forced the emergency landing; fortunately the crews are all safe. U.S. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the pilot at 16:38 sent a signal of distress to tower, 30 minutes later the airplane landed safely, it was found that there’s a large hole in the nose caused by the collision, bloody dead bodies of cranes still remained.
The cause of such a large hole is the giant cranes are 4 meters long and weight 10 kg. The passengers said although they hared the loud noises and felt the collision, but they did not panic, flight attendants said it was the noises of the aircraft landing gear. Fortunately, 49 passengers and crew are safe.