A Singapore Airlines plane was delayed after it met with a rather feathery and bloody welcome when it landed in Paris on Thursday morning (July 11).
Flight SQ336, an Airbus A380 (reg. 9V-SKN) carrying 311 passengers, struck a number of birds when it arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Photos of the incident show the wings and nose of the plane smeared with several patches of what appears to be blood.
“Following inspections on the ground and cleaning, the aircraft was declared serviceable and it operated the return flight SQ335 to Singapore,” said the spokesman, adding that there was a 45-minute delay.