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Airplane hits cow on runway in Merauke, Indonesia
28 January 2008

A Boeing 737-300 of Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) sustained a damaged engine after hitting a stray cow while landing at Merauke-Mopah Airport (MKQ).
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 fencAirplane hits cow on runway in Merauked due to financial constraints. (Antara)