Bird Strike

Chinese fighter jet crash caused by bird strike

A Chinese fighter jet suffered a bird strike in-flight during combat training. The bird strike caused a sudden engine shut down, causing the jet to crash, Chinese local media reported. The pilot ejected himself safely....


How dangerous is bird strike on airplane?

A bird strike occurs when a moving airplane collides with a bird. The bird can hit any part of an airplane and in all cases it will be called a bird strike. When an aircraft crashes with another type of animal, like a bat, coyote or even deer, such an incident is called a wildlife strike. According to the latest reports, around 98% of wildlife strikes are bird strikes....


Skymark Boeing 737 suffers internal damage after bird strike

On August 29, 2020, a Skymark Airlines Boeing 737 (registered as JA73NM) suffered a bird strike while climbing through 3,000 meters from Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). A post-flight inspection reportedly revealed damage to the outer skin and internal structure of the aircraft....


French training jet cockpit explodes after birdstrike

An Alphajet of the French Air Force had to request an emergency landing at La Rochelle airport (LRH) after the forward window of his cockpit was destroyed mid-flight by a collision with a bird....


Nauru Airlines Flight QF7332 diverts back to Brisbane

Nauru Airlines flight QR7332 from Brisbane, Australia to Townsville, Australia, made several circles over the Moreton Bay before landing back in the departure airport on May 21, 2020. ...


Qatar Airways Boeing 777 collides with seagull

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 aircraft, carrying 243 passengers on board the flight QR3273, encountered a bird strike as it was landing in Tunisia on April 21, 2020....


Why is there a surge in bird strikes?

Bird strikes have become a major threat to airline safety over the last decade, but as awareness grows, new solutions are being implemented. Stronger radars, habitat management and... black plastic balls. Is this enough to prevent tragedies in the future?...


P&W Researcher: Bird strike has taken 250 lives since 1988

The jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and its team are conducting a research on the bird strikes and aviation safety issues, mainly involving the P&W products....