ThomsonFly 757 bird strike & flames captured on video: Remarkable video of a 757 that ingests a bird at what I always thought was the most critical part of a takeoff — just after the wheels leave the ground and the plane is trying to gain altitude. The starboard engine flames out, and the plane is left to climb on one engine.
I always thought this was certain doom for a jetliner, but apparently not. The plane continues to climb, but immediately signals mayday and circles around for an emergency landing. Kudos to the air and ground crews who stay cool as ice throughout the entire thing.