PICS: Bird strike causes major damage to light aircraft

2014-12-03 09:48
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Cape Town - While zipping through the air in an aircraft the size of a Volkswagen beetle may be a thrilling experience, there's also something truly terrifying about how vulnerable it makes you.

Whereas you can easily imagine yourself safe from danger when cruising at 35 000 feet in a Boeing 747, practically being able to feel the wind in your hair while travelling in a Cessna, makes you very aware of just how vulnerable you really are.

Online aviation magazine, Pilot's Post recently shared some truly hair-raising pics of the devastating consequences something like a bird strike could have on light aircraft on their Facebook page

According to the Facebook post, the incident happened in Shakwe, Botswana and South African pilot, Chris van Rensburg is now at risk of losing his eye.

Take a look at these pics:





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