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Bird knocks out aeroplane engine
A passenger aircraft was forced to turn back after a bird flew into an engine during a Durban to Cape Town flight on Wednesday.

Airline spokesperson Glenda Zvenyika confirmed that a 'bird strike' occurred on flight MN702, 15 minutes after taking off from Durban.

The captain had to shut down the engine. The plane turned back and emergency services were put on standby on the ground.

The plane, carrying a crew of six and 130 passengers, landed safely after circling Durban airport to burn off excess fuel. - Sapa

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