Chinese passenger jet hits mysterious object at 26,000ft and lands with severely dented nose cone
A passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after a mysterious mid-air collision with a ‘foreign object’ at 26,000ft severely dented its nose cone.
The front of the Air China Boeing 757 had been pushed in and scratches and scraped paintwork were clearly visible when it landed.
The plane was climbing over China when a large bang was heard from the front of aircraft.
The pilot said the aircraft was struggling to perform and he immediately called air traffic controllers, according to reports.
He was then allowed him to return to the airport.