1. Just as long as he doesn’t touch anything else, the voltage in the power lines won’t get to him just as it doesn’t affect birds sitting on the power lines but does zap birds whose wingspans are enough to touch two wires at the same time. They would of course cut the power before shutting down but even when shut down, the grid fires a burst down the line every hour or so just to measure where all the breaks might be as anything touching the wire causes a reflection in the power. For some odd reason, they can’t turn off the reflectometer system. This surge has caused problems even deaths during rescues before.

    1. I dont know if OK is the right word. One guys parachute got caught in power lines and he was electrocuted. He has pretty bad burns… Send some hope that poor guys way.

    1. @Anime Sekai, the bird also survived

      They fly in the air, as do plane
      They learn to coexist, as they should.
      Birds dont own the sky, with us paying fine to travel by air

      It was all a territorial dispute, and the bird health is stable, not yet woken up tho

      Btw might be smart to have a cover for future design, so its not 1 gigantic intake, so bird dont think its wurmhole of fun

      Jokes aside lets hope the pilot get in good hands and make a full recovery

    1. the bird also survived

      They fly in the air, as do plane
      They learn to coexist, as they should.
      Birds dont own the sky, with us paying fine to travel by air

      It was all a territorial dispute, and the bird health is stable, not yet woken up tho

      Btw might be smart to have a cover for future design, so its not 1 gigantic intake, so bird dont think its wurmhole of fun

    2. @cookie Cola “as they should”…. no, humans should just know their place. If (your) god wanted us to fly, we’d be born with wings.

    3. @dogboy, Flying is my god given right, as a member of our solar society, and you know maybe tell birds to not fly as much too, that way we fixed the feather problem that has absolutely devasted 280 years of human developement!

      They can take a train, or a drone now wherever they want!

      Who gonna charge Swan? if you as much as stair at it the right way it gonna make a threat display

    1. @Victor Souza That’s only partly true. Modern military jets (edit: F16 and later) are dynamically unstable in pitch, but are “tamed” by a flight control system that would not have been disabled by that impact. The plane will on its own try to keep within the flight envelope, to avoid stalling as much as it can, so even if the pilot were to pull back on the stick it will drop the nose down on its own. It looks to me that the pilot tried to keep the plane on the glide slope hoping to make at least the airfield, but in the end the plane started plummeting and the only option was to eject. Staying with the plane would not have saved anyone on the ground and would have killed the crew. In theory on a modern ejection system they could have ejected at zero altitude and zero speed, the seat has solid rocket boosters that will pull it over the plane’s tail and high enough that the parachute will have time to deploy. [Edit] Apparently this was a T45, so it is not unstable in pitch, it’s a conventional “stable” plane.

    1. @Evan Brad lol yes I have seen the video of the duck frying and the pilots not understanding how the new equipment works.

    2. No, if ain’t broke don’t fix it. How thousands of sorties were flown safely before this one rare accident with the bird?

    3. @Chris C this ain’t as rare as you think! People have died within the last few years because of this and non military planes don’t have ejection seats!

    1. @Scott Gibson Keep in mind the speeds involved, an airliner travels at about 600 mph. Chicken wire would be as effective as tissue paper, even 1/2 inch diameter titanium rods might only just mean bird pieces getting sucked in and the the engine turbines would still be damaged.

    2. Who would win? A multi-million dollar top of the line aircraft owned by the world’s best military and operated by highly trained pilots or 1 ANGRY BIRD 🐦

    3. @John Wang I am sure your right. I have two ski friends who are engineers for Pratt and Whitney, Pratt is a major jet engine maker, I will ask them this winter. I am sure there is no simple fix or it would have been done years ago.

    4. How is this not an easy fix? Just paint a scarecrow on the front of the plane and play fake gunshots on yr way in

    5. @Martha Rogers There’s no birds on the Moon. Just because we’ve gone to the Moon doesn’t mean we can solve everything. It does mean we could try though if we put our wallets to it.

  1. Miraculous that the pilots survived and that no one on the ground was hurt! I hope the pilot who was electrocuted makes a full recovery!

    1. Hmm, looks like an opportunity for Allstate Insurance to showcase its coverage. Just have the Mayhem guy (Dean Winters), wear a bird suit and take out a jet that subsequently crashes into a neighborhood of nice homes.

    2. @Foreverfront People misused it so often that dictionaries have started including both definitions. So now it’s just confusing. Originally it just meant _execution_ by electric shock. Then death by electric shock. And now injury by electric shock. Pretty soon it will just mean you touched a doorknob after walking on carpet.

    1. I believe they said it was a Goshawk, which is a small single-engine trainer jet, not a fighter jet. All jet engines are designed to handle bird strikes, but different engines have different sizes of birds they can handle. The Goshawk is designed to be a cheap, lightweight training jet, so it’s probably not designed to handle a large bird strike.

  2. It’s deeply shocking , there should be a solution for bird hazards , got terrible moments as an air traffic controller in a congested busy traffic flow with a mount of birds flying allover , deeply sorry for the 2 pilots wishing them a quick recovery.

    1. There isn’t a solution for everything. So far, the most effective has been canons, and mock hawks to scare birds away from airfields and flying high enough to avoid birds. Chicken wire would be like tissue paper at the speeds involved and anything strong enough would just slice up the bird and the bird parts would just cause the same problem with the turbine blades anyways. Any grating would also restrict airflow.

    2. @John Wang restricted airflow would probably be a very minor issue. its rather the turbulence that any obstruction generates that would have massive impact on performance and operation.

  3. Well, having houses on approach and departure corridors of airports is a bad policy. Most airports were there first! Developers influence local politicians, who then write favorable zoning laws that allows those same developers to make huge amounts of $. Gee, what a coincidence.😒

  4. Thank God the pilots are well although they are very seriously hurt! I hope for a speedy recovery for the pilots who was electrocuted recovery will be soon. Thanks For Your Service

    1. @Sacre’ Bleu I can’t believe I am having his argument again with multiple people. Electrician for 35 years. Electrocution literally derived from execution by the electric chair in the 1880s when it was invented by Thomas Edison. The word was invented in the US and predates the actual first use of the chair, so the fact that a dictionary in the UK thinks it is for injury too, means nothing

  5. For those of you wondering, the pilot who was burned is back in training. Yes he was burned quite badly and it took him a while to recover but he is back in the fight.

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