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Hawk bird strike

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:36 pm


Just had a call from a mate at RAF valley regarding the Hawk jet engine failure after a bird strike by seagulls! The safety net worked and the instructor and his pupil exited the aircraft safely:D 

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Post by Rich on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:52 pm

WoW

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Post by Guest on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:06 pm

Yep apparently the daily post reported it as a flock of geese !!!. WRONG.

on going investigations today revealed there were multiple bird strikes to the aircraft from seagulls around 450ft agl whilst practicing touch and goes in the circuit.

both Instructor and pupil exited the aircraft safely Very Happy

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Post by Rich on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Via the ejector seats

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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:23 pm

I wouldn't have thought they would eject if there in the touch and go circuit they would get it down at either valley or mona

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Post by Andy Sayle on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:26 pm

Doesn't look like it was a bang out job, the photos on the Daily Post website show both seats still in place, and the canopy glass still in one piece.

I love the idea of "Birdstrike" though. It's like the birds decided to do it, and attack the aircraft. It should really be called planestrikebird or something. The bird was probably tootling along thinking about where to fly for lunch or something, and all of a sudden a jet doing a couple of hundred mph appears from nowhere, and eats it.

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Post by andy-kaz on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:15 pm

That sounds more like it Andy lad.
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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:49 am

Your right they didn't eject.

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