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What Happens When A Bird Strikes A Plane - And Why The Pilot Won't Tell You

Express

 

Flight emergencies occur for a whole host of reasons and one that’s becoming increasingly prevalent is when a bird strikes a passenger plane.

 

Bird strikes on commercial aircraft are on the rise and much of the time, the incidences are unavoidable. 

 

According to flight attendants, they are a lot more common than passengers are aware of. Pilots probably wouldn’t even tell the attendants if a bird had struck a plane. As long as the destination has been reached without any issues, pilots are not obligated to mention it.

 

That isn’t to say that having a giant winged creature sucked into a jet engine mid-flight can’t be dangerous, but the engineering that allows an aircraft to continue safely on is simply astounding.