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A Bird Did This

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A United Airlines 737 descending into Denver was struck by a bird, landed safely:

Unsightly as the nasal indentation may have been, an aviation expert told the station that the nose is actually the best place for an airplane to get hit.

"It didn't affect the engines. It didn't affect the landing gear from coming down at all," Steve Cowell, who is also a pilot, told the station. "Passengers probably wouldn't have felt anything, but the pilot certainly would have heard the smack of the bird on the nose."

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  1. I bet the bird doesn't have the guts to try that again!

    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 1, 2012 10:00:43 AM


  2. This happened to a jet I was on in the 1970's, about 3 minutes before landing. Although it didn't leave a hole, there was a visible dent just below the cockpit windows. We heard it hit and we were sitting half-way back in the plane. Once we were stopped on the ground, the pilot came on the intercom and informed the passengers that a goose had hit the plane.

    Posted by: Johnson | Aug 1, 2012 10:26:43 AM


  3. Reported Missing: Large 8 foot yellow bird. This bird was a resident of Sesame Street and his friends reported he was on his way to visit friends in Denver.

    Posted by: kujhawker | Aug 1, 2012 11:11:14 AM


  4. Technically, the jet did that. The bird was hardly moving at all.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 1, 2012 11:28:42 AM


  5. These birds are out of control and have become a danger. What can be done to rid them from our airspace?

    Posted by: Hector | Aug 1, 2012 11:38:51 AM


  6. @Caliban

    Thanks for that morning guffaw :D

    Posted by: Bravo | Aug 1, 2012 12:07:00 PM


  7. Pretty strange title: "A Bird Did This" Really it should be "What Jets do to Birds". It's an important point of discussion. All species are NOT here for humans. They are here to make the most of their lives. Humans often get in the way of that.

    Posted by: Louis | Aug 1, 2012 12:07:36 PM


  8. Well played Chick-fil-A, well played.

    Posted by: Magpie | Aug 1, 2012 12:23:41 PM


  9. @KUJHAWKER

    That's ridiculous! Big Bird can't fly! I don't care HOW much pot he smokes.

    Posted by: KZ | Aug 1, 2012 5:33:16 PM


  10. Was this REALLY just a bird ? I know the outer shell of an aeroplane is very thin but I'm not sure I believe this damage was done by just a bird.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Aug 1, 2012 6:10:44 PM


  11. A bird didn't do this. The plane did this to the bird. The plane is still serviceable; the bird, obliterated.

    Posted by: NVTodd | Aug 2, 2012 12:58:56 AM


  12. A plane did this to a bird.

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