Thursday, January 15, 2009

Terrorist Bird Strike


A US Airways jet crashed Thursday in the Hudson River in New York City after a flock of terroristic birds struck its engines, but everyone aboard survived. Don't think for an instance that this was just an accident. Muslim extremists have reportedly been training geese in secret animal training camps for years. You heard it here first.

14 comments:

twest said...

I've read about that. I think they've been training the Canadian geese here in Tampa Bay for such an attack. They are highly trainable and due to our close proximity to Canada it only makes sense.......

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

The captain was a classmate of mine at the USAF Academy and pilot training. Good pilot and good guy. The aircraft is the same aircraft I fly. The crew did everything right and had some luck to boot. A real blessing.

Mike West said...

That's pretty wild Rick. When they showed him on the news I was wondering if you knew him. He looks much older than you. Never know when all that training comes in handy. Chalk one up for experience!

J Dub said...

I told Kacey that was Rick's jet as soon as they said it was an A320.

I also told her this morning before I read this that he was former Air Force. She was proud of the Air Force...now it's that much cooler that he was a classmate of yours, Rick. From all accounts, and from everything I can tell, he did a hell of a job.

J Dub said...

Ted, when are you going to start up your blog?

Mike West said...

It's hard for us land lovers to comprehend how "birds" can cause accidents like this. I understand how but it just seems like it should be an easy fix. Surely someone can design some sort of "bird guard" or something.

aprilbrunjes said...

That story makes me never want to step foot in airplane again. Terrifying.

J Dub said...

You should just forget about driving anywhere too, April

J Dub said...

It's hard for me to imagine any type of "bird guard" that wouldn't screw up the airflow into the engine. But I guess it'll probably be looked at now.

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Bird guard vs ice accumulation has got to be a real problem.

J Dub said...

Yeah, true...I don't think about ice too much living in Charleston.

twest said...

I think some of this is out of my realm. I saw where they shoot frozen turkeys at 120 mph thru the engines to see how they would perform. A frozen turkey at 120 mph would go clean thru my house. Probably take me out the back door with it...

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

". . .to see how they would perform." Would that be the turkeys or the engines?

twest said...

It wasn't clear so I wouldn't want to speculate