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Ryanair 737 flies into a flock of Herons!!

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Crazy story with even crazier pictures. Congrats to the crew for the phenomenal job landing the aircraft safely. (www.dailymail.co.uk) 기타...

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braxtron
braxtron 22
Incredible. Landed safely with an obstructed windshield, at least one pitot tube blocked, an a AoA sensor damaged, and one engine. Respect!
ravanviman
hal pushpak 10
With one flamed out and a pitot and an AoA jammed like that, this could have been a master disaster if they had chosen a go around.. Glad it was VFR. Or maybe..
njsullyalex
Captain Sully would be extremely proud! Well done by the pilots!
stansdds
Glad they landed safely.
malsoh
The dull red colour of the legs stuck to the fuselage sides suggest Purple Herons and not Cranes which have Black legs and the feather colours also suggest Purple Heron, and yes, they do fly in flocks.
17dec1903
17dec1903 6
With all due credit to Gary Larson, has anyone managed to find out the names of any of the deceased birds?
flybd5juan
Larry, Moe, Curly and their inlaws.
dpalmer2508
Anyone trying to blame this on Boeing?
redelmo
redelmo 4
LoL I was thinking the same thing. BA did go down. Might have been this instead of the South African variant
Budlake
Mike Monk 7
No...it was because of Brexit.
mutrock
Mark Kortum 4
Glad someone has a sense of humour.
Mathsman53
Hard as it may be, you have to gie great credit to the Ryanair pilots.
Propwash122
Why would it be hard to give credit to the Ryanair pilots? That should be easy. The pilots aren’t the people who designed and implemented the Ryanair passenger experience that folks on this board love to hate.
rnclinardjr
LMAO at these comments.
flybd5juan
Wait what? One of the birds went into A PITOT TUBE? No bird in the history of birds has ever had that much bad luck.
fotomakr
Impressive job by the pilots with limited instruments and window smeared not to mention an engine out. Sounds like a simulator ride from hell.
flybd5juan
I bet someone at CAE has already figured out how to program a level 3 sim to do that...
- Yo, Fred.
- Yeah?
- What is this new button with the postit that says "KABLOOIE!"?
- Try it.
- <KABLOOIE!>
- Oh. That's gross.
- That's what Linda said! <snort!>
kerimparrot
I wonder how those birds taste like? Probably like chicken.
Why do they not put some sort of screen on the intake side of the engine?
madrockradio
James Cross 4
The screen would disrupt the airflow and cause compressor stalls
revjamesstog
"What's this I hear, about a plane flying into a flock of Karens?"...

"Never mind...!"
Cleffer
Cleffer 4
"They will be Cranes not Heron. Herons do not fly in a flock". Comment on the story is true. The media screws up yet another aviation story. LOL.
pecosllama
Pecos Llama 4
Another sure fire way to differentiate flying crane(s) from flying heron(s) is that a heron will fly with its neck in an S-shape, while a crane will fly with its neck straight.
srobak
srobak 6
This is especially noticeable in the dark of night, and at 180mph.
SteveLyons
Steve Lyons 2
That is exactly what I thought!
flybd5juan
Actually, herons do fly in flocks. When they do that you call it a siege, sedge or scattering.
AlbusDumbledore
those pilots were probaly terrified

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