Quite right, outstanding flying. I feel a bit for the co-pilot though. I'm fairly sure he would've had a part to play too. Seems the cabin crew did a good job aswell. Nice comment on BBC news this morning from an 'aviation expert'. "I usually get called up to discuss disasters, it's nice to talk about a story with a happy ending."Waspie said:But you have to applaud the pilot and his skills. Time in the simulator not wasted.
I am sure he is glad he doesn't fly for Ryanair with a name like Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger the 3rd.Backpacker1uk said:Strewth!!! 8O
Ryan Air pilots land like this all the time!!!!!!
"Cabin crew five minutes to landing all those wearing dentures please remove thank you"
sussex2 said:Engines tend to be tested with chicken sized birds, some of them frozen. A flock of geese weighing up to 9kg each is a different matter.
I had read it was a pelican.......whatever they find imprinted on the blades, no doubt it was a big fat knacker. Any landing you can walk/swim away from......The type of engine on the Airbus 320 is designed to withstand a 4-pound bird strike, said Jamie Jewell, a spokeswoman for CFM International of Cincinnati, the manufacturer. That's fairly typical for commercial airliners and their engines, although larger Canada geese can exceed 12 pounds.
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