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Pilot safely lands fighter jet after bird strike causes fire in engine

Friday, 18 August 2017 :  A navy carrier airman managed to land his plane after it hit a flock of birds and its left engine caught fire during a training session.

Cctv.com reported that Yuan Wei, flying the J-15 fighter jet, started his training with another plane yesterday morning.

Less than one minute after taking off, Yuan’s jet encountered the bird flock and immediately got hit.

His helmet recorder captured the moment the flock hit the plane.

Yuan kept calm and managed to control the plane with the help of instructions from the control tower and his companion in the other jet, even though the left engine was on fire.

Although a pilot is supposed to abandon the jet if the plane has lost all control, Yuan was able to steer the jet.

The plane made a forced landing after Yuan tried twice to land it. The firefighting truck arrived shortly after to put out the blaze.

Yuan successfully landed the jet within less than 11 minutes of the accident.

 

 

Source : Internet

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