Sunday, March 01, 2009

Just One Bird

This is an amazing short clip of what happens when a jet engine encounters just one bird during take-off. Scary stuff.
I find it impressive how quickly the pilots and ground control leap into emergency measures.
You can see this most clearly in the longer clip of what happened with this flight -- HERE.
[Hear the birds chirping away as the plane returns to the airport?]

2 comments:

Merisi said...

I watched the whole darn thing.
Makes me love train travel even more.

cipriano said...

No kidding.
It's quite eerie, to think that something so minor could cause something so potentially catastrophic!