Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Luckless duck

"You're sitting there waiting for a bird to come in. Never did see him. All of the sudden the window just explodes. I don't know if he was diving or what happened when I got him," describes Ron Weber about piloting his single-engine plane into Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., on Saturday. He was about 1,000' (305 m) off the ground, traveling at 170 mph (274 km/h), when a bird hit the windshield. A camera on board caught the incident (VIDEO HERE), after which Weber had the presence of mind to bring the plane down safely at Page Field Airport. The cockpit was full of shattered glass, which had cut his forehead, but there was no dead bird to be found. Its species could be known, however, with the analysis of the snarge it left behind…

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