Airplane hits cow on runway in Merauke, Indonesia


CowA Boeing 737-300 of Merpati Nusantara Airlines sustained a damaged engine after hitting a stray cow while landing at Merauke-Mopah Airport.

The impact of the collision damaged the plane’s left engine but all of the jet liner`s 141 passengers were safe and unharmed.

“The calf was running fast from Jati kampong which is located east of the airport, so the plane could not avoid hitting the animal,” a spokesman said.

The airport was not yet fully fenced due to financial constraints.

Poor cow…

By Szafi
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8 Responses to “Airplane hits cow on runway in Merauke, Indonesia”


  1. 1 accident compensation claim February 2, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    POOR animal ..I dont like the way it has been killed .

    • 2 Felipe Salomao August 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

      So, let me ask you something, do you eat bovine flesh? \you could be a vegetarian in potencial, like me! rsrrsr

  2. 3 szafi February 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    yeh, me neither.
    Although no way is a good way to kill an animal… or a person.

  3. 4 arcticaribou February 7, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Maybe the cow made survived?

  4. 5 szafi February 7, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Well, the news resource didn’t mention that. So let’s hope it did.

  5. 6 brent November 17, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I wonder if the captain contacted the airlines catering department…

  6. 7 simba November 28, 2008 at 12:26 am

    looks like cow tipping becomes popular


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