I've always wondered what it looked like when a plan hit a flock of starlings. The plan was apparently taking off at around 200mph, and the unfortunate birds were sucked into the turbine, which as the photographer noted, made a deafening sound.
The pitch of the engine said it all,' said plane-spotter Juergen Kienast, who took these dramatic pictures. 'It was like sticking a bit of metal pipe into a blender.'
Once airborne, the pilot reported engine damage and circled for almost 45 minutes before landing safely. [Dailymail]