A Southwest Airlines flight from Cuba to Florida had to turn back on Sunday due to an engine catching fire after the aircraft hit a flock of birds. According to WSVN-TV, the incident occurred as the aircraft was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and had to return to Havana after the collision. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.
Passengers on the aircraft described the experience as terrifying as flames and smoke quickly filled the cabin. However, the pilots were able to safely land the aircraft back in Havana. The airline company issued a statement acknowledging the incident and assuring customers that safety is their top priority.
As per aviation regulations, this is a common occurrence and airlines are equipped to handle such situations. Passenger safety is of utmost importance and airlines take every precaution to ensure that passengers are safe and secure during their flights.
Overall, the swift and effective action taken by the pilots ensured the safety of everyone on board. While the incident may have been distressing for passengers, it is a reminder of the importance of aircraft safety measures and the skill and expertise of pilots who are trained to handle such situations.