The Plane That Hit The Buffalo - Running with Miles
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The Plane That Hit The Buffalo

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I just read a news report about a SpiceJet (an Indian airline) plane, a 737, that hit a buffalo as it was gathering speed for takeoff. Fortunately, no crew or passengers were injured but I am certain that had to be a very nervous moment.

The crew said that the buffalo was not plain to see against the black background and they collided before takeoff. The buffalo was killed in the accident. I have heard of many things that collided with or interrupted an aircraft on takeoff but this is the first time that I had heard of a collision between a commercial airliner and a buffalo.

Passengers were moved to a different plane and their flight got off without incident. This occured in the Indian city of Surat.


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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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