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Birds N Airplanes do not mix

By: redagainPatti, 3:24 PM GMT on February 24, 2014

Few folks outside my family know I used to fly and in fact, learned to fly before I drove a car. This because my family had at one time, a small flying business in Southaven, Mississippi. I fully understood the problem this one guy flew into this past Saturday. If you have any questions, I will be glad to try to answer them in the comments below.

Meanwhile Here Is The Story

It all happened on Saturday afternoon on his way into Page Field Airport in Fort Myers, Florida.

Rob Weber was flying at 170 mph when a bird crashed through his window into the front of his single-engine aircraft. In a split second, the window was gone – blood was everywhere.

Weber radioed for an emergency, and caught it all on camera.

In the 11 years Weber has been flying he says only twice has he called "mayday." - "You're sitting there waiting for a bird to come in. Never did see him. All of the sudden the window just explodes. I don't know if he was diving or what happened when I got him," said Weber.

Alone and more than 1,000 feet of the ground, Weber says all he could do was hold on tight and fly his plane. This all with a broken window and a cut on his forehead.

The video is all he needs to know he is one lucky pilot.

Information: Andrea Hubbell, Reporter 0n

I have not posted many Youtube clips but I am trying below. This is the full clip from the hit of the bird to the final landing. Looks like I am only ending up with a link to the clip outside WU. If anyone can share with me how to post the clip better, let me know please....
Movie Link

Second link which you can copy and paste into your address bar

Third time... thanks !!!

Updated: 3:56 PM GMT on February 24, 2014


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The nick, redagain is short for the words - "Redwoods again". It stands for a goal to sleep again in a tent under the Redwood Trees in northern Ca.

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