The aircraft never left the runway
A flight by Alaska Airlines was forced to abandon takeoff on Sunday in Sitka, Alaska, due to an eagle being sucked into one of its engines, a spokesperson for the airline said.
The pilot of Flight 68 spotted the eagle souring near the Boeing 737 as final preparations were being made for takeoff, Alaska Airlines spokesperson Paul McElroy told CNN. The eagle was sucked into the aircraft’s left engine shortly after the sighting, shutting it down automatically, McElroy said.
The aircraft never left the runway as the pilot was able to bring the aircraft to a stop half way down the runway. No one on the flight was injured.
A different plane was brought in to take the passengers to Seattle, Washington on schedule.