If our feathered friends had a news network of their own, this is what one of the top headlines would have read like last night: "Innocent bird killed in hit-and-land accident".
"Aaj shaam chhe baje Ahmedabad airport ke nikat ek pakshi ki Spicejet ke hawaai jahaaz se takra kar achaanak maut ho gayi... "
But was it a mere accident or was it a jehadi bird which decided to propel itself - suicide bomber style - into the engine? The idea being to ground these man-made flying machines marauding the once-peaceful blue skies?
Either way, Spicejet was grounded at Ahmedabad airport. And with no certainty of when the plane would take off - if at all - passengers ended up playing 'musical flights'. Most chose to take the full refund offered and get on to alternate airlines.
Eventually both tempers and temperatures cooled. And Spicejet did manage to take off.
But it got me thinking - flying the friendly skies was never so easy - or so complicated! And not just for us humans...
It's a bird! It's a plane!!! Thank God there is no Superman.