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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Bird strike damages Denver-bound 737. With HOLY FLOCKING SHRIKE pics   (wfaa.com ) divider line
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2012-07-31 09:45:22 PM  
That's no big bird strike....

If it doesn't make it into the cockpit, it really isn't much of a hit.

GIS "C-130 +eagle strike" slightly graphic...
 
2012-07-31 09:50:04 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Did it hit a pterodactyl?


i.ytimg.com
Caw! Caw!
/best commercial ever....
 
2012-07-31 09:51:11 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Amos Quito: FTA: "There were 151 passengers on board but there were no injuries, said Christen David, a spokeswoman for United Airlines."

Ask the bird about that.

The bird was killed, not hurt.



Suicide is painless?
 
2012-07-31 09:51:46 PM  

Ambivalence: What the hell did it run into, a turkey?


vossiewulf: Exactly what the hell kind of bird is flying around Dallas with that kind of mass?


Wow.

It's not the mass, it's the velocity. KE = 1/2m*v^2


davidphogan: I've hit plenty of birds with my car, and even once on a bike. I've never sustained damage like that.


Check back when you bike or drive at 200 knots or better.
 
2012-07-31 09:51:51 PM  
Back when I was a private investigator, I got hired to follow a man suspected by his wife of having an affair. It was rather easy to pick up his trail and follow him and his lover to a seedy hotel and take some snapshots. I was surprised to see those snaps on the front page of the paper the next day. Turns out he was the chief engineer of the city's water department. No sooner than I saw the paper, a lady storms into my office and demands to know why I'm smearing her husband's name. It turns out she's his real wife and the lady who hired me was a ringer. This really gets my curiosity piqued (that I didn't like being played for a fool), but before I can question the guy, he's found floating in the city's reservoir. That night I go out there to look around, but some goons get the jump on me and warn me to leave the case alone. After splitting my nostril to add emphasis to the threat, they let me go.
 
2012-07-31 09:51:55 PM  

Hagenhatesyouall: [upload.wikimedia.org image 545x600]

5-14 pounds of 737 nose rupturing fury....or, feathery.


That looks like the asshole who hit me on my bike!
 
2012-07-31 09:53:04 PM  
....Wish I could find the pics from some years ago where a turkey vulture went into a C-17 through the cockpit...and came out near the nose gear doors. Both pilots were injured but were able to get the aircraft down, and scariest of all is that the bird was still mostly intact and identifiable.

/Deer strikes on aircraft are pretty grim too
 
2012-07-31 09:53:15 PM  
Thank dear god it was not a dog.
 
2012-07-31 09:53:48 PM  
hitchcock.tv

We were warned.
 
2012-07-31 09:53:52 PM  

edmo: Check back when you bike or drive at 200 knots or better.


Three ducks at once at about 80 mph is the worst I've seen. Lots of blood, lots of feathers, but mostly just smeared up the hood and windshield.

/i thought i hit a person until i saw the feathers
//so did the chp officer who stopped to assist
 
2012-07-31 09:54:48 PM  
Hey Godzilla...sit out this next round because this 737 just knocked Rodan the fark out.
 
2012-07-31 09:56:03 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: And i wonder what a bird strike would do to my cessna 182 on landing approach? Meh, i would probably just chum him up in the prop.


Say bye bye to your prop.

And whatever leading edge the pieces hit.
 
2012-07-31 09:57:30 PM  

Good Behavior Day: Back when I was a private investigator, I got hired to follow a man suspected by his wife of having an affair. It was rather easy to pick up his trail and follow him and his lover to a seedy hotel and take some snapshots. I was surprised to see those snaps on the front page of the paper the next day. Turns out he was the chief engineer of the city's water department. No sooner than I saw the paper, a lady storms into my office and demands to know why I'm smearing her husband's name. It turns out she's his real wife and the lady who hired me was a ringer. This really gets my curiosity piqued (that I didn't like being played for a fool), but before I can question the guy, he's found floating in the city's reservoir. That night I go out there to look around, but some goons get the jump on me and warn me to leave the case alone. After splitting my nostril to add emphasis to the threat, they let me go.


Forget it, Good Behavior. It's only Little Italy.
 
2012-07-31 09:59:43 PM  
Well someone ISN'T going to Hogwarts.
 
2012-07-31 10:00:08 PM  
Damn aves sector unions trying to stop flight. Just because the penguins were grounded doesn't mean the rest of us have to stop flying.
 
2012-07-31 10:01:08 PM  

baka-san: Bit'O'Gristle: And i wonder what a bird strike would do to my cessna 182 on landing approach? Meh, i would probably just chum him up in the prop.

Say bye bye to your prop.

And whatever leading edge the pieces hit.


I have a friend who recently hit a goose. According to him he had to circle for a few minutes to be able to see again, but the prop did work as a chum-making device.
 
2012-07-31 10:04:19 PM  

TheotherMIguy: Well, they are kinda bulky, even if they explode if you look at the ground wrong.

/Hot like the flag carrier's corpse.


Nothing says "I love you" to a Shrike pilot like a shocklance.
 
2012-07-31 10:04:29 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
/hot
 
2012-07-31 10:08:11 PM  
There is actually a word for the mess that's left on the plane after a birdstrike...it's called snarge, which seems appropriate for some reason.

/If you don't have feathers or a carcass left, you send snarge samples to Dr Carla Dove at the Smithsonian for identification.
 
2012-07-31 10:11:34 PM  

farkityfarker: Cromely: The fact that it landed with no problem after that is a testament to just how tough the 737 is.

737s are somehow tougher than other commercial aircraft?


The 737 is a child of the 707, which was a famously overengineered aircraft.
 
2012-07-31 10:11:54 PM  
www.fablibrary.com
 
2012-07-31 10:12:50 PM  

wayne_waterman: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
/hot


Waiting for someone to post that. Thanks.
 
2012-07-31 10:13:09 PM  
As someone who flies into DIA all the time, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-07-31 10:14:31 PM  
Holy upload.wikimedia.orgs!
 
2012-07-31 10:14:46 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Shrike?

Hot like the Tree of Pain

/Obscure?
 
2012-07-31 10:15:16 PM  

Good Behavior Day: Back when I was a private investigator, I got hired to follow a man suspected by his wife of having an affair. It was rather easy to pick up his trail and follow him and his lover to a seedy hotel and take some snapshots. I was surprised to see those snaps on the front page of the paper the next day. Turns out he was the chief engineer of the city's water department. No sooner than I saw the paper, a lady storms into my office and demands to know why I'm smearing her husband's name. It turns out she's his real wife and the lady who hired me was a ringer. This really gets my curiosity piqued (that I didn't like being played for a fool), but before I can question the guy, he's found floating in the city's reservoir. That night I go out there to look around, but some goons get the jump on me and warn me to leave the case alone. After splitting my nostril to add emphasis to the threat, they let me go.


You sound Californian.
 
2012-07-31 10:15:23 PM  

wayne_waterman: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
/hot


That took long enough.
 
2012-07-31 10:15:25 PM  

DblDad: wayne_waterman: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
/hot

Waiting for someone to post that. Thanks.


Surprised it took this long. Was worried I was going to need to post it myself.
 
2012-07-31 10:16:20 PM  
Yup, someone beat me to it.

Apparently, Dan Simmons isn't as obscure as I thought.
 
2012-07-31 10:18:55 PM  

cfletch13: I've seen the nose of a Dash8 ripped open from hitting a bald eagle on approach. Apparently after landing, the pilot radioed dispatch to say he "thinks he hit a moose up there."


1.bp.blogspot.com

Denver is near mountains, right?

/hot like a turbine engine
 
2012-07-31 10:19:54 PM  

Ambivalence: What the hell did it run into, a turkey?

/As God is my witness....


vossiewulf: Geez, that looks like a 30mm cannon hit. Three feet higher and pilot would have been decapitated and copilot would be lucky to be uninjured. And surely there would have not been any panic at all if a passenger jet suddenly plummeted to the ground like it was shot down with no comms.

Exactly what the hell kind of bird is flying around Dallas with that kind of mass?


RIP Big Bird
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-31 10:21:16 PM  
Bird strike!?! God damn aviation avian unions...
 
2012-07-31 10:21:38 PM  

algrant33: This was during LANDING, not take-off.

1/2 m*v^2 bay-bee. Takeoffs occur at 90 knots, landings occur at 180 knots. The speed of the plane is four times more important than the size of the bird.


There isn't a commercial airliner flying anywhere in the world that takes off at 90 knots *or* lands at 180 knots, let alone taking off a 90 *and* landing at 180.

A plane leaves the ground at very nearly the same speed it arrives back on it.
 
2012-07-31 10:25:31 PM  
I wonder if he jet belonged to MJN air.
 
2012-07-31 10:28:08 PM  

AdmiralFrosty: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Shrike?

Hot like the Tree of Pain Lord of Pain

/Obscure?


FTFY
 
2012-07-31 10:28:17 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: And i wonder what a bird strike would do to my cessna 182 on landing approach? Meh, i would probably just chum him up in the prop.


I worked out the math on taking a bird in the prop in cruise one time, it's actually fairly likely that it'd pass through the prop disc without contact. Odds get lower on approach or departure though. I've hit a couple different birds with 182s and 172s, mostly just a bit of a mess. They weren't big birds, and they aren't fast planes.
 
2012-07-31 10:30:17 PM  
came for Shrike (Hyperion) pics, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-31 10:31:23 PM  
BIRDEMIC!
 
2012-07-31 10:33:12 PM  

costermonger: algrant33: This was during LANDING, not take-off.

1/2 m*v^2 bay-bee. Takeoffs occur at 90 knots, landings occur at 180 knots. The speed of the plane is four times more important than the size of the bird.

There isn't a commercial airliner flying anywhere in the world that takes off at 90 knots *or* lands at 180 knots, let alone taking off a 90 *and* landing at 180.

A plane leaves the ground at very nearly the same speed it arrives back on it.


But which is heavier: a pound of aluminum or a pound of goose?
 
2012-07-31 10:33:46 PM  

i14.photobucket.com

 
2012-07-31 10:35:17 PM  
images.wikia.com

I would think so. Musta hurt like hell.

/Hot like... like... a big... hot... bird. Yeah.
 
2012-07-31 10:35:52 PM  

Hypothetical Imperative: But which is heavier: a pound of aluminum or a pound of goose?


A pound of unladen African swallow.
 
2012-07-31 10:35:55 PM  
The Hyperion love is leaving my heart-cockles very warm

/Just finished book 4.
 
2012-07-31 10:36:37 PM  
I've heard more than one pilot refer to Canada Geese as "flying shiatbags".
 
2012-07-31 10:37:18 PM  

Hypothetical Imperative: costermonger: algrant33: This was during LANDING, not take-off.

1/2 m*v^2 bay-bee. Takeoffs occur at 90 knots, landings occur at 180 knots. The speed of the plane is four times more important than the size of the bird.

There isn't a commercial airliner flying anywhere in the world that takes off at 90 knots *or* lands at 180 knots, let alone taking off a 90 *and* landing at 180.

A plane leaves the ground at very nearly the same speed it arrives back on it.

But which is heavier: a pound of aluminum or a pound of goose?


A Goose, you dolt. They are mostly made of freakin FEATHARS.
 
2012-07-31 10:40:07 PM  

unix.dude: I've heard more than one pilot refer to Canada Geese as "flying shiatbags".


Well, they are Canadian.
 
2012-07-31 10:40:48 PM  

wxboy: farkityfarker: Cromely: The fact that it landed with no problem after that is a testament to just how tough the 737 is.

737s are somehow tougher than other commercial aircraft?

[www.aloha.net image 375x234]

Yes, yes they are.



Every time I see that photo I want to buy the air frame design engineers a beer. Over used, aging aircraft...first class roof blown off...and still she held together enough to land.
 
2012-07-31 10:40:55 PM  
www.theraider.net

Unavailable for comment.

/First thing I thought of.
 
2012-07-31 10:42:01 PM  

costermonger: A plane leaves the ground at very nearly the same speed it arrives back on it.


Indeed. 737, depending specific model and weight:
Takeoff between 104 and 168 knots
Landing between 107 and 177 knots
 
2012-07-31 10:45:10 PM  

wayne_waterman: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
/hot


Who's your large accordion razor wire friend?
 
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