How would a bird strike on landing play out?
November 21, 2012 8:58 AM Subscribe
Can you tell me in great detail what would happen if a 2-engine airliner ingested a bird into one of its engines while on approach to land?
posted by COBRA! to science & nature (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is for a graphic novel project. I need to establish a character's flying prowess, and for narrative reasons the problem he encounters has to manifestly not be his fault or a maintenance/hardware problem with the plane. So I figure bird strike on the engine while landing is a good situation, although I'm open to other suggestions that meet the above criteria (especially if they'd be visually interesting and/or allow a pilot to show some skillz)
The more detail I can get, the better, both on what would happen to the plane and how the pilot would save the situation.