What Happens When A Bird Hits An Aeroplane Engine?

You’ve probably heard that being on a plane is safer than being in a car, and it may be true, but even planes are not invincible, and it turns out that the major threat to an aircraft’s integrity and functionality are … birds! The story of flight 1549 that departed the New York La Guardia airport in 2009 and was forced to do an emergency landing explains why bird strikes are so dangerous to planes.

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