Pelican takes on F-111....

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  1. Wildcat

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    .... and loses! :lol:

    Pelican damages F-111 mid-flight | The Courier-Mail
     

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    Bloody pelican what the heck was it doing at 3000 feet?:shock:
     
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    Dang lucky to bring the aircraft home.
     
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    Yea no kidding, that nose had to of been floppin all over the place! talk about turbulence!:D
     
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    Somehow Wildcat, I think WE as taxpayers have lost! :(

    (Did you ever see the "chicken cannon " episode on Mythbusters where they explored the damage potential of frozen vs 'fresh' chickens?)
     
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    Yikes! Must have been an interesting ride home with the nosecone smacking on the side of the fuselage, on one engine. It's better though than the pelican coming through the windshield.
     
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    THAT IS CRAZY
     
  8. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I have seen birds up at 5000ft and above before.
     
  9. Wildcat

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    True, and I can't see that as being a cheap job to repair. B*stard pelican!
     
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    My opinion of Pelicans has been reduced due to this event!
     
  11. evangilder

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    While the Vark no doubt got pranged, I would bet the pelican got the worse end of the deal.
     
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    Somehow I think that would be the case Eric :evil4: Still a lot of damage from one bird and a good thing it didn't hit the windshield.
     
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