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Giraffe Collides With Aircraft  
User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 25462 times:

A new picture emerged on the net from an accident that happened in 2000, Botswana. The pilot had minor injuries, but it was fatal for the giraffe.

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Botswana, 2005


Source: http://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=281802#281802

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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25378 times:

Oh my gosh - poor giraffe! How does a pilot not see that? And don't you think he'd have enough sense to go around?


"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
User currently offlineBbobbo From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25353 times:

I'm going to stick my neck out and say that the pilot should have paid more attention....

User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25353 times:

... poor Giraffe  Sad. Having a long neck can be dangerous at times ...

User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25333 times:

Quoting Bbobbo (Reply 2):
I'm going to stick my neck out


 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Could have been worse - could have been a bull elephant  Smile



One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25310 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
Oh my gosh - poor giraffe! How does a pilot not see that?

I'd guess the giraffe ran onto the runway just as the plane was landing or on take-off run - they move pretty fast when they set their (tiny) minds to it. Pilot probably didn't have time to react.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25310 times:

Ouch, Cows in Nigeria.... Giraffe in Botswana.. whats next?


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25310 times:

Oh, that is just sad...  Sad And the pilot was a wildlife researcher, too...  no 


Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our mind.
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5302 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25289 times:

The record running speed of a giraffe is 34.7 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour). If the pilot was on a take-off roll and the Giraffe came from left at this speed from behind the bushes the giraffe would have to stop...... ( Ofcourse, coming from the right the pilot should have stopped... )

User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6965 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25201 times:

Soups,
Buffaloes in Aceh
Goats in Maumere (SE Indonesia)...
Dogs in a few airports in Indonesian Papua
Giant monitor lizards in Pekanbaru

Anyone else got more?

*grin*

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5302 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25169 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 9):
Anyone else got more?

Drunk A.net spotters in AMS ( no fence.... )


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25169 times:

Dumb animal.  no 

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 9):
Anyone else got more?

Caribou in Alaska
Deer in the US
Birds worldwide Big grin



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25104 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 4):
Could have been worse - could have been a bull elephant Smile

Ouch. Four and a half tons of solid elephant versus a 800 kilogram Cessna. Probably a bad idea ... must be like driving a small car into a concrete wall at 100kph ...


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25077 times:

Hares at LIN


Dan


User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25057 times:

Explain that to the insurance company.     That is quite the pic to see.

[Edited 2007-06-15 16:45:24]

User currently offlineBbobbo From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25008 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 11):
Dumb animal.  no 

Exactly. That giraffe should have known that colliding with a 1000kg Cessna 172 taking off at 55 knots would have caused it severe bodily harm. What was it thinking.


User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 24916 times:

When i was in Kenya and Tanzania, each time before landing on a safari-strip, we'd overfly the strip at low altitude to scare the animals and mak ethem go away, but then again if he was on a takeoff run, thats a whole different story Big grin

Quoting Bbobbo (Reply 15):
Exactly. That giraffe should have known that colliding with a 1000kg Cessna 172 taking off at 55 knots would have caused it severe bodily harm. What was it thinking.

 rotfl 


User currently offlinePHLwok From United States of America, joined May 2007, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 24879 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 9):
Anyone else got more?

Presumably many of you have seen this pic:

http://www.aviationblogger.com/blog/entry.php?w=MileHigh&e_id=120

The airline is in Kenya, and there are several pictures of the plane in question on this site, including:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1027946/M/


User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 24543 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 11):
Deer in the US

XJ had a Saab 340 that collided with a deer several years ago at CMX.



Hey Swifty
User currently offlinePYP757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 23731 times:

Sad story.

But still - shouldn't the title of this thread have been "Aircraft collides with Giraffe" instead?


User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 23411 times:

I love giraffes, and I love planes. Sad to see 1 of each linked to each other so tragicly in 1 picture...  Sad

Quoting Trekster (Reply 13):
Hares at LIN

Not only there. Took this picture few days ago at HAM:

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Fellow Spotter...


Lucky guy got closer to the action than I did. On the other hand, he got about the trouble with airport authorities than I would have gotten...  Wink


User currently offlineYHMYYZspotter From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 23376 times:

Locusts at KIX Big grin

KIX Tackles Locust Problem (by Centrair Jun 14 2007 in Civil Aviation)

You never know!!!


User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 23300 times:

We only see a result of something and some instantly blame the pilot???

Poor Giraffe, hope it didn't suffer.



have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 23206 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 6):
Ouch, Cows in Nigeria.... Giraffe in Botswana.. whats next?

Rednecks on four wheelers in Alabama, probably.


User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 23053 times:

Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 18):
XJ had a Saab 340 that collided with a deer several years ago at CMX.

A skyway 1900D got busted up by a deer while landing at MBL a few years ago. Dumb deer ran out on to the runway, snapped off all the blades on the right prop and messed up the right main gear also.


25 Post contains images Nucsh : A wild turkey flew into the side of a Cessna on takeoff here in LYH a few Thanksgivings ago No joke, the plane was grounded for a few months due to st
26 Leothedog : I'd say chances are the giraffe never felt a thing.
27 Post contains images RomeoKC10FE : I fly on the KC-10, while landing at Hurlburt Field we had a deer go under the #3 engine as the nose wheel was coming down. Do you think we had time
28 Tomascubero : Also, Buffalos in Costa Rica (Coto 47 Airstirp with TI-AUU Piper Aztec, writeoff) and a deaf man who got decapitated by a wing of a Piper Cherokee reg
29 Post contains images CruzinAltitude : Gate agent to passengers in terminal: "Ahh... were are currently experiancing some... technical difficulties. This flight will not board for an undet
30 Bimmerkid19 : haha lol nice
31 Bimmerkid19 : "excellent" place for some shade to get away from the horrible heat... lol
32 Post contains links and images A5XX : http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewt...d=ccf8678df577c842bba217b975e8f380 A5XX
33 BHMBAGLOCK : signed, Geoffrey We took out a turkey with a 182 in Tuskegee once. Slightly dented the leading edge of the wing but mighty tasty!
34 SANFan : With the low approaches at Lindbergh Field and the tall giraffes at the San Diego Zoo, I'm just surprised that we don't see more of this! Seriously, s
35 Post contains images A5XX : In time for thanksgiving? A5XX
36 BHMBAGLOCK : This was about twenty years ago but I'm thinking it was in the Spring.
37 StearmanNut : Try lodging a Sandhill Crane in between the strut and wing on an Aeronca 7AC. Could only fly in circles to the right. Managed to set down in a wide pa
38 Mir : Looks like it was pretty fatal to the airplane as well. Who says that the pilot didn't try to go around? I came pretty close to hitting a flock of de
39 Flyabunch : I was at DEN yesterday afternoon and saw several Cottontail rabbits hanging out on the ramp right under the jetway. I was surprised to see that no one
40 Plunaaircanada : This is the first time i dont feel sad a bird has been damaged, poor giraffe, this picture is really sad. -puac
41 Seafleet : Guess it puts a new meaning the phrase "keeping a heads up approach!
42 Post contains links and images Mir : This rabbit has been known to hang around DEN a lot: View Large View MediumPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt -Mir
43 Andz : That is a great picture! Can't say the same for the first one, very sad.
44 N710PS : That is why you don't stick your neck out on the "line" silly girraffe. Seriously though, poor girraffe. I hope the little fella did not feel pain. Po
45 SkidMarque : Enviromentalists at Heathrow
46 Cyclonic : We can only HOPE!
47 EKSkycargo370 : Reminds me of the scene from Jurassic Park 3!
48 Post contains images Jenkingeorge : I feel for the pilot, animals are just sooooooooooooooo stupid, ive worked with them all my life and their stupidity does kill them, ive run a few ove
49 Bingo : So does this mean Toys-R-Us is hiring a new spokesman?
50 ENU : It was repaired and is flying again according to the source. Well, presumably some local people had a nice meal that evening at least...
51 NASCARAirforce : When I read the title of this topic I was going to say "DAMN that is one TALL giraffe"
52 Post contains links and images CVG777 : Okay, which one of you put this on FARK? http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=2871606
53 Post contains links Threepoint : And a Roosevelt elk that blundered onto an Oregon runway in the path of a USAF or Navy Lear on the takeoff roll a few years ago. Predictable outcome
54 Post contains images Bbobbo : Maybe we should blame ourselves for not spending more money on animal education. How can you expect animals to know anything without proper schooling
55 Post contains images Jenkingeorge : We should go into business!!! It might end up like one of those horror movies where the animals take over the planet Thats exactly what I thought whe
56 Rikkus67 : Here in the province of Alberta, Canada we have countless accidents involving wildlife. Motor accidents with deer and bear are unfortunately common, d
57 HAWK21M : Isn't there a way to Fence out these larger Animals. regds MEL
58 Don81603 : Moose and bears in North Western Ontario, especially the uncontrolled airports like Wawa, Marathon and Ignace. I'm just getting started in flight sim
59 Bbobbo : Because the wildlife biologist in the Cessna 172 was being a pain in the neck.
60 PiedmontINT : I think my favorite part of that picture is that the plane is from the "Ministry of Health"
61 Post contains links and images N6238P : I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this topic title. I draw a comic strip in the Southern Illinois University newspaper called John and the Gira
62 Litz : I've personally chased (in a train) all kinds of wildlife, from cats and dogs, to deer. The only thing we don't have to worry about are turkey : they
63 MD-90 : Yup. There was a famous essay which used the example of dropping a mouse, a cat, a human, and a horse into a 100 foot deep pit to illustrate scale. T
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