Ugh, I keep seeing this posted. It. Was. A. Hailstorm. A. Hailstorm. Not. A. Bird. Strike.
I mean fûck, you can see the individual hail strikes on the paint
@lemongrenade, It must have been pet shop that struck the plane.
@injit, har dee har
@lemongrenade, I’d feel better if it was a bird, if hail can do that to the nose of a plane...
@homefriedchika04, modern airplanes can handle a lot of crap.
I had a bird strike on final one time. I was doing a normal approach in a C172 when I suddenly saw a black object come rapidly towards me. I knew it was going to hit before it did. I hoped it would have missed and it didn’t. There was a loud bang and I told my instructor that we should land and assess the damage. Luckily all we saw was a lot of blood but no damage on the airframe.
@lemongrenade, I thought it was the splat of many birds.
@lemongrenade, I’ve posted this exact comment a dozen times, and I’ll feckin do it again. Journalistic integrity is a meme.
@lemongrenade, you should know better than to expect accurate reporting from the Daily Mail. Everyone should. I don’t know why anyone trusts it these days.
Must've been a swollow
@President Jar Jar , an African Swollow or a European swollow?
@Midnite St0rm, blue.. no green!
@Natural Sarcasm , Yelloooooooooooooooow
@Midnite St0rm, everyone know the African swallow isn't migratory.
@SeelenVerKaufer , are you suggesting coconuts migrate?!
Tested his airbags.
Kids, sit down. There’s something I’ve got to tell you about Big Bird...
No it was a bird strike you can see where each individual bird struck the front of it because of birds flying together in up to 100s it can cause this damage and so much more if they get sucked into the engines
When you boop the snoot too hard
I had to google it to see wtf happened. we just have the shlttiest picture out there. but to be fair, I've seen birds do this to plenty of C-130s.
That plane was diverted due to hail though...
It was a bastard wing