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(London Evening Standard)   Here's what a bird strike looks like if you're a pilot, and the bird comes right through your cockpit windshield   (standard.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-02-24 01:23:32 PM  
...and I saved a bundle getting a Cesna with un-tempered glass on the windshield *CRASH*  GARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHH! my temple is a fountain...a fountain of savings!
 
2014-02-24 01:25:32 PM  
He almost got ...


... bird-brained.
 
2014-02-24 01:29:00 PM  

brap: ...and I saved a bundle getting a Cesna with un-tempered glass on the windshield *CRASH*  GARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHH! my temple is a fountain...a fountain of savings!


Plexiglass and plastic windows are standard on most aircraft because they don't shatter and are lightweight.

Also, did that bird fly away after that? I didn't see any blood and it seemed to keep on flapping it's wings.
 
2014-02-24 01:32:00 PM  
Gentlemen, thaw your chickens.
 
2014-02-24 01:41:22 PM  
change1211: Plexiglass and plastic windows are standard on most aircraft because they don't shatter and are lightweight.

Indeed.  But way that window blew into shards it looked like they got it at The Old Tuscon Western Movie Sugar Stunt Glassworks.
 
2014-02-24 01:44:23 PM  
Way to get on the stick, though.
 
2014-02-24 01:47:23 PM  
It's going to take him a week to get the seat cushion out of his ass.
 
2014-02-24 01:57:00 PM  
"Tower, this is Two Two Tango, I'm declaring an emergency, I just hit a bird going 120 knots"

"Roger Two Two Tango, and how fast were you going?"
 
2014-02-24 02:21:15 PM  
They both should have stopped immediately and traded insurance information.
 
2014-02-24 02:35:54 PM  

johnsoninca: They both should have stopped immediately and traded insurance information.


AFLAC!
 
2014-02-24 02:59:53 PM  

dittybopper: AFLAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

 
2014-02-24 03:01:42 PM  
Angry Birds IRL
 
2014-02-24 03:33:44 PM  
great quote

"Just flying the farking plane"
 
2014-02-24 03:44:39 PM  
But hey, he got to land on Runway #1.

/Did that at BWI
//Throttle cable broke
 
2014-02-24 03:50:08 PM  

change1211: Also, did that bird fly away after that? I didn't see any blood and it seemed to keep on flapping it's wings.


From another article:
...there's a major crack and rip in the inside window frame and quite a bit of leftover bird along the top of the plane.
"I fully expected to find the rest of the bird when I landed," he said. "All I found were my glasses." The only part recovered was the bird's leg and some feathers, which will be used to identify what type of bird hit the plane, he said.


Pilot's lucky that bird didn't decide to go through his prop instead. Also lucky he could still see alright enough to land after his glasses came flying off his face and onto the floor
 
2014-02-24 03:59:41 PM  
It's comin right at us!!!!
 
2014-02-24 04:00:16 PM  
The man is a menace to everything in the air! Yes, birds too!
 
2014-02-24 04:43:26 PM  
// starts working on flappy birds clone where you dodge airplanes
 
2014-02-24 05:52:24 PM  
Egret with regret
 
2014-02-24 06:03:49 PM  
Nice composure considering the randomness of that.. You can prepare for a lot of shiat as a pilot but a bird strike through the windshield of a GA aircraft isn't one of them.
 
2014-02-24 06:46:10 PM  

DemDave: Pilot's lucky that bird didn't decide to go through his prop instead


The slow motion playback looked like the bird did hit the prop in some way.
 
2014-02-24 08:32:18 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Angry Birds IRL


More apt than you think!

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-24 08:37:47 PM  
stop that pigeon.. howww?
nab him, grab him, stop that pigeon now!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-24 08:58:13 PM  
Another victim of Flappy Bird.

I'd be more worried about getting knocked out than by a prop strike.

I can land without a running engine, but I can't do it asleep.
 
2014-02-24 09:09:12 PM  
Two fer flinchin'
 
2014-02-24 09:20:03 PM  
Did the fire engines meet him a the end with a new pair of underwear and pants? That's something I think I would need.
 
2014-02-24 10:46:57 PM  

Tehrasha: KarmicDisaster: Angry Birds IRL

More apt than you think!

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


Heh, he has the shirt!
 
2014-02-25 02:27:16 AM  

brap: ...and I saved a bundle getting a Cesna with un-tempered glass on the windshield *CRASH*  GARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHH! my temple is a fountain...a fountain of savings!


That appears to be a Piper.

/Cessna owner.
 
2014-02-25 04:37:45 AM  
Why can't we ward them off with sonic devices or magical charms?
 
2014-02-25 08:44:47 AM  
I always think of frist (sic) things
 
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