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Friday, April 20, 2012

Bird Strike on Delta flight 1063

     The airplane is a Delta  BOEING 757-232, I looked at several of the pics that were shown by the video below and looks like they pieced several different airplanes, looks like they used a 777 in the footage also.  I hate it when people use generic footage, it tells a false monologue.   As an aviation person I am glad that the passengers are well and that there were no injuries reported. 

New video footage has been released from inside Delta Flight 1063, which made an emergency landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday.
The new video, posted by RightThisMinute, was captured by a Delta passenger who was filming the flight's takeoff as a flock of birds flew past the passenger window moments before striking the plane's right engine.
The site has also posted video from just after the plane's emergency landing, during which a passenger discusses the experience. You can also view footage taken from inside the plane moments after the bird strike occurred.

Delta Flight 1063 was originally headed for Los Angeles, but was able to safely return to JFK after the engine malfunction took place.
CNN correspondent Ali Velshi was on the flight and reports hearing "a loud grinding noise" and feeling the plane shaking shortly after takeoff. "Moments later, the cabin started filling with smoke." 
He said there was "no panic on the flight" and that "the crew was fantastic."
Bird strikes are fairly common. The FAA reports there were 2,586 bird strikes at JFK alone since 1990, though most are not considered to pose any risk to aircraft or passengers.
In 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson," Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed AIRBUS A320 US Airways Flight 1549 on New York's Hudson River after the plane struck a flock of geese and lost power in both engines shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.

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