Vultures Cause Fighter Jets to Crash in India
In Calcutta, India, a vulture hovering over the city caused two Indian air force fighters to collide and spin into the crowded city, killing nine persons and injuring thirty-seven. The vulture flew into the path of six planes flying in formation over the city. The bird hit one and caused it to crash into another plane, according to the pilot of the second plane, who managed to jump clear. The pilot of the first was killed. One plane hit the grounds of a hospital, injuring members of the staff and their children. The other hit a city building partially destroying it and trapping victims in debris. (Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations - #860).