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Eagle vs. C-130
« on: May 29, 2012, 07:11:50 PM »



Here’s the aftermath of a right-of-way argument between an Air National Guard C-130 and an eagle.

As usual, the bird came out on the losing end. It looks like the pilot almost did, too.














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Re: Eagle vs. C-130
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 12:02:48 PM »
Last month's bird strike involving an Ameriflight Beech C-99 aircraft (N330AV) near Show Low, AZ was a fairly dramatic one involving a windshield penetration, copious amounts of blood and guts (the bird's) in the cockpit, and an injured pilot who brought the plane in for a safe landing.

The pilot reported that shortly after beginning the descent at an altitude of 11,000 feet mean sea level (msl), approximately 20 miles west of Show Low, a bird impacted the upper part of the captain’s windshield, breaking a football size hole in it.

A considerable amount of blood, tissue matter, and windshield fragments came into the cockpit.
The captain suffered facial lacerations, bruising, and some lacerations on his chest.
Pilot continued his approach to SOW in spite of the fact the windscreen was nearly opaque.
The pilot made radio calls in the blind using the standby hand microphone. He was unable to hear any transmissions due to the wind noise in the cockpit.