bdak
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Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:16 pm

Taking off from Gibraltar is often edgy enough with the short runway and heavy winds, but this would make it a little more hair raising!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35FVYzf0uiY

[Edited 2007-04-30 12:18:43]
 
VivaGunners
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:15 pm

Hey, interesting video here, must have been a bit scary...
Glad everything went ok.
Thanks for sharing.
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UAL747
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:50 pm

I'm assuming that the strange sound about halfway into the video is the bird hitting the engine and the engine failing?

Seems like when they powered off the engine the sound ceased, but you here something that sounds like scraping back and forth on touchdown and taxi.

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bakersdozen
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 12:05 am

That was a pretty high bird
 
DeC
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 4:53 am

Amazing video, thanks a lot for sharing!

Wanted to ask, what is that scrapping sound after they landed? If they shut down the engine were the blades still turning 'cause of the wind or something? That's the sound? Blades hitting bird parts in the engine?

Thanks!

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StarFlyer
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 5:31 am

Quoting DeC (Reply 4):
Wanted to ask, what is that scrapping sound after they landed? If they shut down the engine were the blades still turning 'cause of the wind or something? That's the sound? Blades hitting bird parts in the engine?

No, its the sound of Airbus flaps retracting.

[Edited 2007-04-30 22:32:14]
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gh123
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting Bakersdozen (Reply 3):
That was a pretty high bird

Actually the world record for a birdstrike was at 37,000 during cruise.
 
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 5:47 am

Quoting StarFlyer (Reply 5):
No, its the sound of Airbus flaps retracting.

haha, that got a laugh out of me.

Can't say I enjoy being in an aircraft when bird strikes happen...
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robffm2
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 8:24 am

I've been living in Gibraltar some years ago, right in the big marina apartment building you see at 31sec of the video (for the locals: Neptune House).
From my balcony I was able to oversea the airport and the runway, only about 150 m away.
I remember they quite often made loud bangs to scare away the birds.
Took off from Gibraltar several times to Tangier ( طنجة ), strong winds caused by the Rock. I guess that must be one of the shortest intercontinental flights.
If not the shortest!
Rob  Smile
 
PHKLM
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 6:37 pm

Quoting StarFlyer (Reply 5):

No, its the sound of Airbus flaps retracting.

Isn't it the "barking dog" sound that people always refer to on the older A320-series? As far as I know this is caused by a switch in the electronic/hydraulic circuits, but that's what I read here on A.net so I stand corrected.
I've heard this sound myself after landing on the A321 only once, it's very audible and it really sounds like a barking dog, but I've never heard it in any of my other (around 10 or so) A320-series flights.
 
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 7:08 pm

It looks like the bird strike was about a second after rotation. Where did they end up landing?
It's not a near miss it's a near hit!!
 
jamman
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 7:30 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
Where did they end up landing?

Malaga, according to the disscussion on youtube.
Phoning it in from a place with no phones.
 
Flytorben
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RE: Video Of Birdstrike In GIB, Taken From Cabin

Tue May 01, 2007 9:00 pm

HI everyone,

I actually shot that video  Smile You can not really hear the impact of the bird but the noise after it hit the engine. The engine was shut down by the pilot and we continued on the Costa Del Sol on 1500 feet for our 15 minute journey to Malaga.

@Robffm2: I was too living in Neptune House with a nice view on the runway. But I moved back to Germany now...

Regards,
Flytorben