Blood spattered cockpit after vulture crashes into plane injuring pilot during takeoff (VIDEO)
The incident took place in Marechal Cunha Machado Airport in Sao Luis, the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Maranhao.
A huge hole can be seen in the plane’s windshield. Both pilots and two passengers received minor injuries from broken glass and were covered in the remains and blood of the bird - the unluckiest was the pilot on the right side of the aircraft where the bird struck.
Avião do Grupo Armazém Paraíba se chocou com um urubu e por pouco não aconteceu uma tragédia! olha a sorte! pic.twitter.com/ecDTCsakPq— Pará Notícias (@Paranoticias1) July 20, 2015
The plane managed to make an emergency landing at the airport.