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Matt Molnar
08-05-2005, 12:35 PM
A demonstration of why birds and jet engines don't get along.

http://www.allfunnyclips.com/videos.html?id=31

PhilDernerJr
08-05-2005, 01:25 PM
Yeah that sucks. Looks like they handled it well. Gained some altitude and had time to assess before they ejected.

jakbar
08-05-2005, 01:28 PM
That almost looks like me trying to play a military flight sim....always hearing warnings and flying towards the ground. Cool vid, though.

Matt Molnar
08-05-2005, 02:42 PM
It's kinda amusing that the warning voice has a British accent.

PhilDernerJr
08-05-2005, 03:12 PM
Seems like it was a training flight of some kind, no?

jakbar
08-05-2005, 03:34 PM
Seems like it was a training flight of some kind, no?

Definitely a combat situation, because that was the new weapon that the Taliban use to attack American planes. The heat-seeking pigeon.

cancidas
08-08-2005, 10:42 AM
that's hilarious, kind of ironic too...

K9DEP
08-08-2005, 05:32 PM
but if it was an FA-18 which has two engines couldn't they still have landed on one engine instead of wasting what? . . .$100MIL

Matt Molnar
08-08-2005, 08:40 PM
but if it was an FA-18 which has two engines couldn't they still have landed on one engine instead of wasting what? . . .$100MIL

The caption on that site could be wrong being that it's not an aviation-centric site. It very well might have been another type.