Flight From Shanghai to Brisbane Forced to Turn Back After Bird Strike

By Justine Lopez, September 17, 2019

0 0

Passengers on a China Eastern Airlines flight had a scary encounter on Sunday after the plane was struck by birds an hour into the flight. The plane was headed from Shanghai to Brisbane but was forced to return to Shanghai for safety purposes, Shine reports. Bird strikes can cause major engine damage. 

Flight MU715 departed at 9.30pm on Sunday night. After colliding with a flock of birds, the pilots turned around and landed back at Pudong International Airport at 10.45pm. 

READ MORE: Don’t Expect a Warm Meal on Your Next China Flight. Here’s Why

Passengers boarded a different plane at 2.30am and landed in Brisbane five hours after the original arrival time. 

During the summer months, bird strikes are actually quite common in Shanghai and other coastal areas. During this season birds migrate to the area to breed. 

[Cover image via Andrew W. Sieber/Flickr]

more news

China International Flight Restrictions Set to Last to Mid-2022

A full international travel recovery isn’t likely until 2024.

Shanghai's Pudong Airport Outbreak Traced to Overseas Sources

The Chinese mainland recorded just one new local COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Local COVID-19 Outbreak at Pudong Airport Now Up to 5 Cases

All three patients are workers at Pudong International Airport.

Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital Appoints Dr. Jun Li as Chief of Surgery

Dr. Jun Li will be Chief of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology.

This Chinese Airport was the World's Busiest Last Year

It’s safe to say 2020 was a horrendous year for air travel.

SinoUnited Health Brings International Medical Care to Hangzhou

SinoUnited Health Hangzhou Kerry Clinic is now open.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives