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    bird strike through windshield of Cessna 210

    A Canada goose strikes a Cessna 210, smashes a 2-foot hole in the windshield, and spreads blood and feathers all over the cockpit. Pilot with 28 years experience then lands successfully; neither he nor the passenger is injured.

    This is one of those aviation emergencies that are sudden and unpredictable, and for which the recommended procedure is simple: land.

    Bird strike at 0:30, then again in slow motion. Then a followup post-flight video displaying the damage to the cockpit.




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    Lightning strike on an F/A-18 jet:


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    Yikes ! Did that strike his helmet ?

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    Man sure looks like it might of hurt a little, it kinda looks at this angle like it hit him.

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    I don't think it hit him, the reflection from the rear of the canopy is what I believe the camera picked up. I think it was the explosive sound that he reacted too. As well a strike less then 5 feet from his face. Typical strikes enter or leave the nose of the aircraft, then flow through the fuselage to the tail. Commercial aircraft have strips along the radar dome nose to let the lightning attach, so you don't get a massive blast hole in the fiberglass material. Typical lightning strikes are in the 200Kamp area.

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    Look at how it left a black streak on the canopy.

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    Jon; I do not see any damage to the canopy. And with the EMP pulse of lightning, I doubt if the video from the charged coupled device (the camera retina) is reliable. There is a bright wide horizontal captured, and I would believe that is upset of the electronics for the duration of the strike.
    The message I got from pilots is they experience temporary blindness from the intensity of the flash. And it's a scary event as it upset's avionics. The older stuff was less susceptible, but newer digital can experience processor reset. When the autopilot disconnects and your still in shock, worry sets in about other damage.
    Unless my computer is rendering this video differently then yours.....

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    There definitely is a black smudged line on the left hand (pilots right) side of the canopy after the lighting strike! Don't see damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    Jon; I do not see any damage to the canopy. And with the EMP pulse of lightning, I doubt if the video from the charged coupled device (the camera retina) is reliable. There is a bright wide horizontal captured, and I would believe that is upset of the electronics for the duration of the strike.
    The message I got from pilots is they experience temporary blindness from the intensity of the flash. And it's a scary event as it upset's avionics. The older stuff was less susceptible, but newer digital can experience processor reset. When the autopilot disconnects and your still in shock, worry sets in about other damage.
    Unless my computer is rendering this video differently then yours.....
    I reckon I'd have needed a change of pants.


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