Tag: bird strike

The “Su-27 Mirgorod Pyramid:” when an Ukrainian Flanker Jumped Chocks and Collided with two Other Su-27s parked at Mirgorod Air Base
The video in this post features the so called ‘Su-27 Mirgorod Pyramid.’ Taken at Mirgorod Air Base, Ukraine, on May 26, 1997 the video in this post features the so called ‘Su-27 Mirgorod Pyramid.’ This one of a kind accident took place when Su-27UB ’68 Blue’ jumped chocks during...
Video shows Indian Air Force Jaguar in serious trouble after suffering bird strike
The IAF credited the Jaguar pilot for saving civilian lives as well as protecting a war-waging asset. On  Jun. 27, 2019 a Bharatiya Vayu Sena (BVS, Indian Air Force, IAF) Jaguar encountered a flock of birds almost immediately after taking off from Ambala AFS (Haryana). The single seat, twin-engined aircraft operated by 5...
Bird strike causes more than $2 million in damages to USMC F-35B
Initial assessments indicated the bird strike caused the F-35B more than $2 million in damages, making it a Class A mishap. On May 7 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing operating out of Iwakuni, Japan had a bird strike. The F-35B...
Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes after bird strike
According to Indian Air Force the pilot ejected safely. An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 crashed in in Rajasthan’s Bikaner sector today after a bird strike. According to the IAF the pilot of the fighter jet ejected safely. The service added that initial inputs suggest that...
Swedish Air Force JAS-39 Gripen crashes after bird strike; pilot ejected safely.
The pilot of the Swedish-built JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft aborted the landing he was attempting and ejected A Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet) JAS-39 Gripen fighter crashed on Aug. 21, 2018 near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden's Armed Forces said. The pilot of the Swedish-built Gripen fighter aircraft aborted the...
On Feb. 19, 2017, the F-15 "FrankenEagle" finally took off for its first sortie since returning to the “Edge of the Spear” Squadron Do you remember the Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 "FrankenEagle," the F-15 that was critically damaged in an emergency landing after being hit by a flock of pelicans in Jun. 2011? On Feb. 19, 2017, the aircraft finally took...

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