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    Bird strike, 737, Ketchikan, AK

    Aeronca1 sent me these pictures of a bird strike on a 737 that is flown by his airline. Come to find out, the aircraft was one of our 737s that we, Wien Consolidated, took delivery of in 1979 as 493WC.

    Looks like an eagle to me but I could be wrong.

    Word of caution: some of the pictures are a little gory so if that bothers you, please do not bring up the photos.

    http://supercub.org/gallery/view_pho...es&id=MVC_022S
    http://supercub.org/gallery/view_pho...es&id=MVC_024S
    http://supercub.org/gallery/view_pho...es&id=MVC_025S
    http://supercub.org/gallery/view_pho...es&id=MVC_027S

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    thanks for posting those pics ernie. i almost hit an eagle my self once flying a champ. i was on final over the everett boeing plant and one of those big birdies flew up in front of me. i think the thing was as big as the champ. any how, thanks again and if i come across any other ones i'll forward them on. aeronca 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeronca 1
    thanks for posting those pics ernie. i almost hit an eagle my self once flying a champ. i was on final over the everett boeing plant and one of those big birdies flew up in front of me. i think the thing was as big as the champ. any how, thanks again and if i come across any other ones i'll forward them on. aeronca 1
    Have you head the story of your flight crew that hit a salmon inbound to Juneau in one of your 727s? As far as I know they were inbound over the island at say 2700 foot and must have rustled up an eagle that was carrying a 20 to 30 pound salmon that went through the first officer's windscreen when the aircraft scared it. No real bad injuries other than minor cuts and ended up with a normal landing. That has to still be floating around your airline. Oh, the stories we could tell about our two airlines in Alaska given time, right? Want to join me?

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