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  • n. High-speed impact between an aircraft and a bird or some other animal.


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bird + strike


  • In addition to the unprecedented environmental damage and the resulting massive legal implications the investigation found that an estuary airport did not make sense economically, would not meet the requirements of the aviation industry and presented a significantly higher risk of 'birdstrike' than at any other major airport in the UK.

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  • 'The windscreen's made of toughened glass to withstand birdstrike.

    Second Wind

  • Turns out that the loud noise captured by the CVR on the PHI S-76++ in that horrible crash in the Louisana swamps almost certainly was a birdstrike after all.


  • Sullenberger, who lives in this East Bay suburb of San Francisco, has been lauded nationwide for gliding Flight 1549 to an emergency river landing in New York on Jan. 15 after reporting a birdstrike and loss of power.

    Merced Sun-Star: front

  • The aircraft that splashed into the Hudson River yesterday is unlikely to be the last plane to be downed by a birdstrike, says Paul Marks

    New Scientist - Online News

  • It's almost unheard of for both engines to suffer a birdstrike in one incident, and something to celebrate that everyone survived after that happened.


  • Engines are not supposed to fail due to a birdstrike.

  • This accident confirms that the dimension of this birdstrike incident was more than the engines could handle.

  • Aircraft and their engines are designed to deal with and survive such birdstrike accidents without losing all power.

  • John Warner, an expert in risk management at the London School of Economics, researched anti-birdstrike safety measures for his 2007 paper

    New Scientist - Online News


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