Friday, November 06, 2020

Boeing 757-200, N453UP: Incident occurred November 06, 2020 at King County International Airport - Boeing Field (KBFI), Seattle, Washington

United Parcel Service Co

SEATTLE, Washington – A UPS Cargo plane looked like it was on fire early Friday morning after at least one bird was ingested into one of the plane’s engines.

The King County Department of Emergency Services says the Boeing 757 cargo plane took off at 4:20 a.m. from Seattle-Boeing Airport headed to Portland when at least one bird hit the engine.

The engine suffered what’s called a compressor stall, similar to a car backfiring, which is why it looked like it was on fire and made loud noises.

A spokesperson with the county’s emergency services says the plane circled around the airport and landed without incident. There were no injuries to any of the crew.

Emergency crews checked the runway for any debris and reopened the runway around 5 a.m.

UPS says the aircraft is undergoing maintenance.

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