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Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:42 am

hey,

i was browsing fl350.net and found this video:

this video, right after takeoff it lookes like a birdstrike
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:07 am

It sure does - too bad for the bird!

Interesting clip.
 
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:08 am

Don't think so - looks more like the bird diving towards the ground to catch its prey.
 
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:05 am

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...

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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:35 am

That is definately a bird in the foreground.

Nice quality video though.
 
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:41 am

Maybe the wake of the ATR affected the birds flight...
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:50 am

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 5):
Maybe the wake of the ATR affected the birds flight..

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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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:20 am

Hi!

Seems the bird got in one of the vortexes which the ATR generated during the climb, what caused the birds descend...

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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:57 am

Definitely not a bird strike.
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:07 pm

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.

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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:38 pm

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 Big grin leads me to beleive..

..that this was not a bird strike, but it sure looked like one at first!
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:20 pm

I looked at that a few times, and whilst it appears it was a bird strike, I don't think it is. Like the others said, maybe just driven down by the planes windforce
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:28 pm

In my professional opinion, I don't think it was a birdstrike either. Impressive video though.

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RE: Birdstrike Video

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:53 pm

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 6):
I think the bird crossed behind the a/c and was driven downward by the planes wake.

I agree.
 
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RE: Birdstrike Video

Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:32 am

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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RE: Birdstrike Video

Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:30 pm

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 14):
Just some food

Right on ! That's exactly my impression. Definitely not a birdstrike.

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