Ok, so Phil and I are spotting at LGA where the planes on Runway 4 Approach are maybe 100 feet above us, if that!
These kids were playing soccer near the stanchions. I was wondering,
what if one of these kids took a goal kick and struck the a/c?!???!!! Sounds bizarre but stranger things have happened.
I doubt the impact on the plane would exert more force than that of a strong wind. Am I wrong?
Phil agrees that if that ball found the duct of the engine, the plane would go down. True but then again, it was going down regardless and would land in 7 seconds.
But, would those lil' kids be sent to jail?? Would the pilots freak and go around? (I dont mean that in a bad way, but really, if you are a pilot in the final 60 feet of approach, what would you do if an unidentified object slammed into your windshield?)