An EgyptAir plane was about to land at London’s Heathrow Airport when a bird flew into its nose on Friday.
EgyptAir Senior Procurement Specialist Amir Hashim uploaded photos of the damaged aircraft to Facebook. “The damage caused is clearly evident and SU-GDZ will be grounded until a new radome is fitted. Now, who has a spare?” he wrote.
The plane’s radome , which helps protect the antenna from atmospheric and physical damage, was replaced, and the plane then flew back to Egypt on Saturday, The Telegraph reports. Whether or not the bird survived is unknown.
The pilot was able to land safely from Cairo with 71 passengers on board, The Aviation Herald reports.