Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bird Attack!

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]

Via  gizmodo

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