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bird strike

An incident deemed to have occurred whenever a pilot reports a bird strike; aircraft maintenance personnel identify damage to an aircraft as having been caused by a bird strike; personnel on the ground report seeing an aircraft strike one or more birds; or bird remains, whether in whole or in part, are found on an airside pavement area or within 200 ft of a runway, unless another reason for the bird's death is identified.
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Hudson The pilot reported: "Pan-Pan, the Shamrock One One Juliet (EI-11J), birdstrike on the runway."
Panelist John Dalton, who is a Technical Fellow in Airplane Safety Engineering for Boeing gave the airframe OEM history and view of the birdstrike problem.
An engine cover on the left-hand engine also came loose, indicating that that engine, too, had been damaged - possibly by a birdstrike, which could also have affected the other engine.
A picture taken from inside the plane also showed an engine cover on the left-hand engine had come loose, indicating that that engine, too, had been damaged - possibly by a birdstrike, which could also have affected the other engine.
The easyJet Airbus 319 left for Bristol at about 8pm on Thursday when the birdstrike occurred.
Chinese media described Major Liu Yang, from Henan, as a 'hero pilot' who achieved a successful emergency landing after a dramatic birdstrike incident spattered the windshield of her plane with blood.
Previously, bird strikes were considered "an act of God," says Nicholas Carter, a consultant at Birdstrike Control Program, a Texas-based company that creates wildlife and bird hazard control systems.
DeTect DeTect said it was awarded a contract to supply a Merlin Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system to Riga International.
Pilots have been forced to issue Mayday alerts or make emergency landings as their jet engines dangerously lost power after a birdstrike, the Civil Aviation Authority said.
The AAIB said that a birdstrike, the dropping of a camcorder in the helicopter and possible interference with the controls by the front-seat passenger (Mr Duncan) could not be ruled out as contributory factors.
The AAIB said that a birdstrike, the dropping of a camcorder in the cockpit and possible interference with the controls by the frontseat passenger (Mr Duncan) could not be ruled out as contributory factors.