Bird Strike

Lufthansa Airbus A321 jet suffers nose damage after bird strike

A Lufthansa Airbus A321 jet suffers nose damage after a collision with a bird while on approach to Heraklion International Airport (HER), Greece.  ...


Passengers evacuated after Spirit Airlines plane catches fire due to bird strike

A Spirit Airlines flight was taking off from Atlantic City International Airport when a large bird flew into its engine, causing it to catch fire.  ...


Air India Airbus A320 jet performs rejected takeoff after bird strike

An Air India Airbus A30 aircraft performed a rejected takeoff after it collided with birds during takeoff from Raipur Airport (RPR), India.  ...


Bird strike delays Cayman Airways flight departure

A bird hit the windshield of Cayman Airways’ B737-8 aircraft, causing a 2-hour delay in departure....


South Korean KF-16 crash caused by bird strike

A Republic of Korea Air Force pilot was forced to eject from his KF-16 fighter after a bird was ingested into the jet during a takeoff run on June 8, 2021.  ...


Air France A319 performs rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Air France Airbus A319 suffered an engine problem while on takeoff from Marseille Provence Airport, France.  ...


PIA A320 sustains a bird strike on takeoff, lands safely

Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 sustains a bird strike on takeoff from Karachi (KHI)....


Wizz Air flight unable to take off at Gibraltar after bird strike

During its second ever flight to Gibraltar, Wizz Air flight suffered bird strike, which delayed the return to the UK flight by a day.  ...


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....