Photo by Peter Brylinke
A Northwest Airlines flight from Detroit created a stir among passengers when it landed in Tampa with a sizable dent in the nose.
Tampa International Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said the aircraft collided with a bird. There were no injuries and the pilot did not request emergency vehicles to be on hand when making the landing, she said.
“I may be late for school,” said Peter Brylinke, who was taking the Boeing 757 back to his home in Minneapolis after spending the July 4 weekend in Tampa. “The plane was sitting on the runway with a smashed-in nose. It looked like it crashed into a wall.”
When he saw the dent, Brylinke knew he had to book another flight.
Northwest, of course, is going by the book and offering no conclusions. What else could they have hit?