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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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