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Buffalo strike at Surat, India

Old 7th Nov 2014, 09:46
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Buffalo strike at Surat, India

Boeing 737 Crashes Into Stray Buffalo During Take Off! Passengers Safe

A Boeing 737 of SpiceJet collided with a buffalo on take-off.

No humans were harmed, the buffalo died.
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 11:16
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Close thing though according to a passenger quoted.

"If it had been seconds later after we had lifted off, it would have been disaster for us". Those dratted low flying buffaloes.
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 14:14
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Years ago the sky was black with buffalo until the pubs began serving buffalo wings
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 19:42
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SpiceJet 737 Collides with buffalo in Surat, India.

If it weren't so scary, it wouldHaving flown be funny. Having flown from many airports in India, I am not terribly surprised. But it disappointing that India continues to make mistakes that makes its goal of achieving the reputation as a leading nation nearly impossible. There is no excuse for this whatsoever.

Boeing 737 Crashes Into Stray Buffalo During Take Off! Passengers Safe
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 19:51
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SPICE JET collision with wandering buffalo

Reports are coming in about a B738 collision with a wondering buffalo, see

SpiceJet plane hits buffalo at Indian airport - UPI.com

Would I be correct in thinking cows have right of way over in that part of the world. If so it should be permanently NOTAM`d.
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 19:53
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Spice jet and the buffalo

Holy cow ! you beat me to it.
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 20:13
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"Maintenance, Spicejet 622, we've just hit a buffalo on the runway!"

"Spicejet 622, roger that, will inform catering"
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 20:21
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Unlikely to be covered in company SOP or even QRH.

Might have to rely on, 'Airmanship'........ for a decision.

What an 'orrible prospect.
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Old 8th Nov 2014, 14:53
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SpiceJet Cow Strike at Surat

Boeing 737 Crashes Into Stray Buffalo During Take Off! Passengers Safe

According to India Today, the airport authorities had not noticed a breach in the airport fence that was used by the buffalo to get inside the airport premises. As it was already very dark, it was not possible for anyone to spot the buffalo on the runway, the report adds. Nevertheless, the Indian civil aviation ministry has taken serious note of the issue and disciplinary action is likely to follow. The unfortunate buffalo did not survive the impact.

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Talking

Captains name just disclosed.

"Buffalo Bill"
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Old 9th Nov 2014, 14:07
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Spice Buffalo Wings! Apart from the joke,I am glad that that the outcome was good.Very poor standards of safety and security on all airports in India.Including the major cities.Sorry to say that. But the conditions of the tarmac in Dheli or Mumbai are terrible too.
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Old 9th Nov 2014, 14:42
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Goodness me!
Bird strikes can be bad enough, imagine ingesting a buffalo!
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 06:38
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Reminds me of the Lion air incident not too long ago as well...oh wait was it lion air or air asia?
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 17:42
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Does this mean that Old Spice had a close shave??!
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