Bird strike at Madeira airport
The Diario reports on a “bird strike” that affected an incoming TUI flight from Frankfurt yesterday morning. The fuselage of the plane was discovered to be damaged when it arrived. 160 passengers due to return to Frankfurt were sent to hotels whilst the aircraft underwent maintenance after the bird strike. The flight has been re-scheduled for this morning and there were no reports of any injuries – in fact the landing was reported to have proceeded normally with no suggestions of any collision with what are described as “migratory birds” in the Diario and “a pigeon” in the Journal.
The Diario last night has published a photo from Serra d’Água after the fires were extinguished – a scene it describes as “disheartening”. There is also video footage of the desolation here.