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Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 4:46 pm
by ro1960
Sorry if this was posted before but I didn't find it with the search engine.

Impressive damage to the hull for birds strike.

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1258690874264993792

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Re: Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 6:10 pm
by Noray
According to this Spanish news report, the aircraft was hit by a vulture during takeoff in Zaragoza. Remains of the bird were found inside the sponson. The military hope that repair won't take more than a few days.

Re: Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 6:53 pm
by Grizzly410
Here it says it was at landing.
https://defence-blog.com/news/spanish-a ... nding.html

The repair in itself can't be very long. Another story for the part availability, the crossbeam in particular.

Re: Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:32 pm
by Noray
Grizzly410 wrote:

They say "according to the Breaking Aviation News". But all the Twitter account Breaking Aviation News actually says is "Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike while operating at Zaragoza Air Base, Spain." https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 4264993792

Re: Spanish Air Force A400M damaged following a bird strike

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 8:55 am
by JerseyFlyer
Are those bits of CFRP or feathers?