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Passenger films bird flying directly into plane's engine

By Ben Hooper

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A passenger on a plane preparing to take off from a German airport filmed the moment a bird flew into the aircraft's engine.

The video, filmed aboard a Boeing 757 preparing to depart from Frankfort Airport, shows a bird fly directly into the engine, causing it to make an unusual noise.

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"The video shows how a bird flies into the right engine of a Boeing 757 during the takeoff," the filmer wrote.

"A few seconds later, the takeoff got aborted and the engine was shut down. Firefighters came onto the runway and checked it. I could see that two of the rotor blades were damaged. We then got another plane a few hours later," the passenger said.

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