An Indonesian airplane spiraled off the runway and into a nearby field after the airplane struck a cow. None of the passengers onboard were harmed, but the cow was soon declared dead. “Squished by airplane” is the perceived cause of death.
The Indonesian airplane struck the cow as it came in to land at Jalaluddin airport on the island of Sulawesi. Airplane pilot, Iwan Permadi either did not see the cow, or did not have time to avoid striking the animal. Iwan later noted that soon after the airplane crash that he and the plane’s passengers could, “Smell burning meat.”
Iwani stated that he first though the plane had struck a pack of dogs with the plane, but later learned that the crash was instead caused by a pack of cows that had wandered onto the runway.
The airport was forced to close after the incident. This mishap proved difficult for the Indonesian airline as it is currently the Eid holiday in Indonesia, and many passengers had their travel plans canceled or delayed. The Indonesian airport has since been reopened.
I was under the impression that airports were pretty big on security these days. I doubt those cows were checked through airport security. That means that they got onto a runway via a hole in the fence big enough for a cow to wander through. Come on Indonesia, you’re killing me.
Also, what you doing cows? There’s no food on a runway. What could a cow possibly want on a runway? As far as I’m concerned, this is just Darwanism at its finest. Cows are stupid, yes. But it takes a special type of stupid for a cow to wander onto unknown pavement where giant metal birds hang out.