Nasty helicopter birdstrike pictures

Pretty astonishing pix below of a Eurocopter AS350 birdstrike in Arkansas a couple of weeks ago courtesy, in the roundabout way of the web, of Hectop, who has posted several more of them. Nobody hurt apparently. Helicopter force-landed outside ‘adult’ shop as it happens.

Connoisseurs of this sort of thing may like another look at the Challenger hit from last year here. And more serious students of the subject may like to read my feature in Flight International this week, by conicidence, here.

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2 Responses to Nasty helicopter birdstrike pictures

  1. pjbonner January 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Bill Oddie’s got a lot to answer for!

  2. mutuelle santé October 6, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    Looking at the story of the downed plane in New York due to bird-strikes, why haven’t the aircraft makers come up with a way of stopping solid things from entering the engines yet?

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