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    Default Bird Strike Takes Down Fighter Jet

    Wow, how many millions of dollars worth of jet taken out by a single bird. Pretty impressive how cool the crew remains though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell
    Wow, how many millions of dollars worth of jet taken out by a single bird. Pretty impressive how cool the crew remains though.

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    At my last flight lesson, my flight instructor and I had a "close encounter" with a red tailed hawk just after taking off from runway 32 at Marlboro Airport. It's scary enough at a Cessna 172's climbing speed and 300 feet, let alone the speeds a jet flies at! The other hazard on the runway is a very large woodchuck with a death wish!
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    My ex did failure analysis for GE's Aircraft Engine Group. Bird ingestion was a regular problem. Most of the larger engines could "digest" a single bird but taking off or landing into a flock was an almost sure crash. Geese were the worst. GE regularly tested their engines by using a compressed air cannon to fire thawed frozen chickens & turkeys into their engines.
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    The air cannon/chicken story reminds me of a supposedly true incident.

    The air cannon/chicken was also used to test windshields of aircraft. A foreign country (a european country and not the French) asked to borrow the equipment to do some testing. It was loaned to them and we soon got a request for assistance.

    It seems the first chicken fired at the windshield not only went through the windshield, but also the pilot's seat back and the bulkhead behind the seat.

    Our tech experts examined their procedures and soon found the problem. They sent back a short message;

    "THAW THE CHICKEN BEFORE FIRING IT FROM THE CANNON"

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