Plane passengers see flames after bird strike

A Canadian airline jet hit up to four geese at high speed on its takeoff roll, causing flames, but the plane landed safely.
1:53 | 09/12/19

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tomorrow, thank you, Eva. Now to frightening moments on a jet. Passengers looking out the window seeing flames from the engine after a bird strike and David Kerley has the story. Good morning, David. Reporter: Bird strikes are a big concern and passengers on this jet heard, saw and felt something very quickly and none of it was good. At takeoff passengers saw this. I just started yelling, you know, there's fire, fire on the right engine. Reporter: And felt this. Bang, bang, the lights would go off and come back on. Reporter: The 737 taking off from abbottsford, Canada hit four geese on takeoff. Seeing flame, passengers wondered if they'd make it back. I started texting my mom, I was like, hey, something is wrong with the airplane, I love The resulting banging noises and flames can be very scary but actually in the end it's just a compressor stall. Reporter: A compressor stall in which the damaged engine keeps operating. But like a car backfiring the engine is igniting excess fuel. It landed safely but bird strikes like this can be dangerous. The miracle on the Hudson, the U.S. Airways jet landing on the river was caused by a bird strike at Laguardia. The bottom line is the birds like airports and keeping them away from our flying machines is an internal struggle. Reporter: One company created a drone, not one you're used to, a drone that looks like a falcon, a bird of prey which can fly over the airport frightening away other birds to keep the flocks away from aircraft. It's called robird and there is other technology being tested, lasers and flashing lights on aircraft. This is a continual battle to fight birds here at airports. Guys, back to you. Scary stuff. Glad everybody is okay.

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