Just a side note, 694MA had a bird strike on final @ STL last week. The bird hit the prop and windshield, but no visible damage. Fun times for Multi-Aero pilots...
Sounds like N694MA is a bird magnet. DB
hit a bird in it about a year and a half or so ago on final to STL
. Almost impaled it with the spear - I mean the pitot tube. It hit right at the base of the pitot tube and smashed a big hole in the leading edge.
I did talk to the Captain today. The first thing he said on the phone was "She almost killed me". Sounded like he's in good spirits. Just had to get some stitches on his grill, and he has a fractured vertebrae. He'll be o.k., though.
If they aren't having bad luck, they're not having any luck at all.