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20 Years Ago: Plane Collides With Fish  
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 7962 times:

On March 30, 1987 an Alaska Airlines 737 taking off from JNU had a mid-air collision with a fish.

The plane fared much better than the fish, but did not escape a slight dent.

An eagle that was carrying the fish had dropped the fish on the plane. The eagle evidently lived to pass on genes to a descendant that would one day try to carry the head of a deer.

A nice retelling of the original story may be found here.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 7940 times:

Damm has it been twenty years already?


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 7844 times:

Here's L-188's thread about the eagle's descendant:
http://airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1513707/
 Smile



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 7823 times:

 rotfl 

I would like to have been a "fly on the wall" when the AS pilot reported to JNU that he'd his a fish on Climb-out.

I can hear it in the tower at JNU now . . .

"Say again AS61, you say you hit a FISH??"  faint 


User currently offlineTonyban From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7312 times:

That sounds rather FISHY !!!  Smile

User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6814 times:

Haha, I had never heard of this! Story was great, thanks for sharing  Smile

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6210 times:

I am really having a bad day, I love fish and my best friend is a deer's head.


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User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Hilarious story. I was already wondering what motivated them for this paintscheme:


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But that story explains...  rotfl 


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