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Nose of Viva Aerobús plane dented after departing Cancun airport

Cancun, Q.R. — An unusual incident involving a plane bound for Mexico City caused it to return to the Cancun airport.

On Wednesday, a Viva Aerobús that had just left the Cancun runway for Mexico City, returned to the runway after receiving damage to the nose of the aircraft. Flight 3147 turned around in the air at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday after encountering birds.

Federal police at the Cancun International Airport confirmed that moments after takeoff, the aircraft encountered birds that damaged the front of the plane with a severe dent to its nose. Although considered non-emergency, the pilot decided to return to the airport as a preventative move.

Emergency protocol was not activated, however, passengers were left wondering what had happened. Passengers eventually arrived safely in Mexico City a little behind schedule.