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Everyone safe after YOW-bound flight hits flock of birds

Twitter user Steve Adams was on the plane, and said he saw sparks coming from an engine and smoke in the cabin.
Air Canada passenger flight makes emergency landing in Halifax
An Air Canada plane making a landing at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport. Photo/

One Twitter user is praising Air Canada for the job its flight crew did in getting a plane to the ground safely after it ran through a flock of birds on its way into Ottawa.

Steve Adams was among more than 170 passengers on board a flight early Thursday morning, and said the plane was making its decent to YOW when it hit the birds.

He wrote on Twitter, "It made for some anxious moments with a huge bang, sparks coming from the engine, smoke in the cabin, and the loss of some of the electrical."

The plane managed to land safely and passengers were left waiting on the tarmack as a safety precaution until the plane could be towed to the gate. 


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