Plane Crashes Into ... Cow

All humans OK after airliner skids off runway
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2013 11:26 AM CDT
File photo of a Lion Air passenger jet as it takes off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia.   (AP Photo/Trisnadi, File)

(Newser) – No black box data needed for this plane accident: Blame the cow. An Indonesian passenger jet with more than 100 people aboard skidded off the runway after hitting a cow upon landing, reports the Guardian. Luckily, all the humans were fine. The cow didn't make it, however, reports the Age, which includes an unfortunate quote from the pilot about smelling "burning meat" as the plane touched down on the island of Sulawesi. Indonesia has a lousy aviation safety record, notes the Aussie paper. The last big mishap came in April when a jet from the same airline skidded into the sea. Dozens were injured. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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