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Postby Plavt » Wed, 02 May 2007 3:38 pm

The link below shows one emergency that can happen (video link incorporated: taken by plane spotter with actual transcript of pilot's emergency message);

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Postby jencrs » Thu, 03 May 2007 3:58 am

Poor birds. Luckily, the plane landed without further incident. I've experienced a bird strike before as well while on the learjet, although the bird hit the tail, which was pretty close to the engines. The bird was cut cleanly in 2 without much blood. Had a look at it after the safety vehicle picked it up from the runway. Unfortunately, bird strikes are often unavoidable.

What's just as dangerous and more frustrating are the deliberate hazards created by certain individuals along the final approach path of an aircraft (where the place lines up facing the runway on descent, getting ready to land). A couple of examples include kites and kite strings in jakarta and fireworks(!) in manila. No kidding. Recently, after coming into jakarta, I found a length of kite string about 10ft long entangled in the left wing of our B777.

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