AA173HEAVY
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AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:06 am

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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:33 am

Wow!  eek  It appears that the captain's yoke is damaged on the right side... I've seen the pictures of this airplane before but never those of the cockpit! Amazing what a bird can do when impacted at very high speed! The Captain really risked to get hurt!
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:01 am

Old news from several years ago, but still amazing..
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:22 am

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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:35 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Old news from several years ago, but still amazing..



Quoting CitationJet (Reply 3):
That happened in 2001.

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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:44 am

That's fine, I had never seen the photos. Thanks for sharing.
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:13 am

AA173-

I was not picking, it's still amazing...!!!
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:38 am

What was the velocity of the airplane when the strike occured...and I did not know birds flew that high....
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:54 am

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 1):
It appears that the captain's yoke is damaged on the right side...

The yoke was not damaged as the bird that penetrated the cockpit pressure bulkhead never made it past the instrument panels. The "displaced" panel you see was simply removed from its mounted position for investigators to document the damage. This was done very shortly after the plane landed.

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 1):
The Captain really risked to get hurt!

He risked nothing more than what we "risk" everyday. He just happened to be the unlucky individual sitting in that seat at that time.

Quoting Bhill (Reply 7):
What was the velocity of the airplane when the strike occured...and I did not know birds flew that high....

Going off of memory... 310-315 kias accellerating to cruise climb.... I see birds above 10,000 feet on a fairly regular basis.
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:02 am

Reminds me of the MD-80 that hit a cormorant climbing out of ORD last year. Difference being that the only part hit was the #1 engine. Very messy.

About three years ago we had a 737 that sucked up birds into BOTH engines. Fortunately they must have been starlings or some other small bird because there were no other strikes to the rest of the aircraft. Luckily for me someone else was assigned to work on the aircraft taht night. He spent a good part of the might cleaning bird gute off the N1 fan and the bypass.
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:08 am

Quoting AAR90 (Reply 8):
The yoke was not damaged as the bird that penetrated the cockpit pressure bulkhead never made it past the instrument panels. The "displaced" panel you see was simply removed from its mounted position for investigators to document the damage. This was done very shortly after the plane landed.

Thanks for this clarification AAR90, I was thinking what kind of bird could penetrate the cockpit and tear away the instrument panel...  Confused what you say makes much more sense.

Those pictures remind me of that old urban legend about the frozen chickens Big grin
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RE: AA 767 Bird Strike

Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:33 pm

Some Hard birds.

Quoting LMP737 (Reply 9):
He spent a good part of the might cleaning bird gute off the N1 fan and the bypass.

The Stick is the worst,something like steamed chicken.  Smile
Smells real bad though.
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