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A400M damaged in bird strike

Old 9th May 2020, 11:52
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A400M damaged in bird strike

An A400M was damaged in bird strike incident on May 8, 2020 In Zaragosa.

No expert here but it seems like a pretty bad case - the damage is substantial.



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Old 9th May 2020, 11:54
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Looks like a lightweight composite fairing was hit.
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Old 9th May 2020, 12:16
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Exactly. New fairing panel please and clean up surrounding area.
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post

No expert here but it seems like a pretty bad case - the damage is substantial.
I agree, describing the damage to the bird as being substantial is an understatement, it won’t fly again.
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Big white bird?
Could be in trouble if it is one of the Queen's swans.
But then it is Her aircraft.
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But then it is Her aircraft
Linked news item suggests this was a SpAF aircraft.
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Was the bird carrying a cow at the time??
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Was the bird carrying a cow at the time??
Or was it on its nest?
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Old 9th May 2020, 21:07
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I'm wondering how it hit the side and still caused a substantial amount of damage
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Old 9th May 2020, 22:18
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Strange things happen during an animal/aircraft interface. I saw the aftermath of a C-130 running over a Porcupine on the runway in a hot and sandy place. Although very dead, the animal was mostly intact. The Herc had an u/c door torn off!
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Await press release from Sesame Street
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Old 10th May 2020, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Pugilistic Animus View Post
I'm wondering how it hit the side and still caused a substantial amount of damage
Let's hope that's not the "exit wouind"!
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Old 11th May 2020, 13:19
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It'll buff out.............

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Old 11th May 2020, 14:41
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'scuse my ignorance, but is that a pet door just a few inches north west of the strike?
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Old 11th May 2020, 15:29
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It certainly looks like a cat flap....
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Old 11th May 2020, 15:33
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Yup! The cat is needed to keep the birds away
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Old 11th May 2020, 15:34
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Yup! The cat is there to scare the birds away
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Spain at that time of year, Vultures, Eagles etc, any one of those will give you a problem if it hits.
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