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WN Flight Hits Birds @ ELP, Returns (Aug 26 07)  
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6415 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

I know things like this happen every day all across the world...

http://www.kvia.com/global/story.asp?s=7006181

The damage, at least from the photos provided doesn't look too severe...

Anyone have any info on the flight number, the ship # and how long it was out of service for? How bad was she damaged?

Of course, the TV media (notice how it's the channel's "I-Team") waited until they had a visual, like pictures taken by a passenger's camera before they broke the story.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
I know things like this happen every day all across the world...

Migration times are the prime times for bird strikes..... Spring and early fall



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):

Migration times are the prime times for bird strikes..... Spring and early fall

Yep, had one two years ago in a GA bird at PDX (at 9:00 in the evening nonetheless-you'd think birds would quit flying at night!). The only damage was some blood and feathers that got caught in an inspection panel on the wing. Scared the hell out of us, we were doing the ILS into 28R (VFR practice approach) when it sounded like someone fired a shot gun at us. It was around this time of the year...



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Wow thats some pretty good damege to the airframe. Wonder if their were anymore areas hit, looks like they hit head on.


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User currently offlineBoeingBoy From Bouvet Island, joined Jul 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Any chance they were Canadian Geese - we could use a few less.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting BoeingBoy (Reply 4):
Any chance they were Canadian Geese - we could use a few less.

In ELP? Doubt it. I don't think Canadian Geese migrate over deserts  Wink



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Just this past summer, in early August, I had to help pick up about 50 European Starlings' remains off the runway at CLE. The aircraft that hit the flock, a CO BE1900, was beginning to flare, and an inspection revealed a little, but not severe, damage.

User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3418 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
In ELP? Doubt it. I don't think Canadian Geese migrate over deserts

I don't know how far south they go, but they definitely make it south of ABQ Might just keep following the river valley all the way down to EL Paso area.


User currently offlineCubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 410 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Years ago, A Delta DC-9 landing Alexandria, LA had a goose strike at low altitude and it came through the radome, and into the forward bulkhead area inside around the captain's rudder pedals.

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