OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7634 times:
I just replayed a few times and it looks like the bird is closer to the camera than the aircraft is, i.e. the aircraft is well behind it and was thus not struck. That's what it looks like to me, anyways...
Depth-of-field in photos and videos can be deceiving...
That was my thought after watching the video. I think the bird crossed behind the a/c and was driven downward by the planes wake. You'll notice there was no "cloud of feathers" typical of a bird actually making contact with the a/c.
Good video though.
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727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6175 times:
I would have to agree with those who think it was the bird flying behind the airplane. It even rolled as it dove to the ground. The ATR puts out a surprising amount of wake for an aircraft its size, especially if your driving a Mark I sparrow.
MrMcCoy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6010 times:
Yeah, and given the fact that the bird would have turned into a puff of red mist and feathers on contact--didn't occur--and the bird continued to attempt flight to the right before rapidly reaquiring the localizer and decending fast leads me to beleive..
..that this was not a bird strike, but it sure looked like one at first!
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Boeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
If it was not a birdstrike, then why did the bird shoot immeditely down. Would it not have gone down at the angle by which the plane was climbing? Just some food for though (mmm, food)!
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