August 2, 2012 | Ken Reed

Bird Strike on 737 Causes Equipment Damage and Emergency Landing


A flight descending into Denver experienced a bird strike.  Some significant external damage, but apparently no breach of the pressure hull.  The pilots appear to have done a good job responding to the strike.

Some external sensors were also damaged, with backup systems kicking in.  Aircraft equipment design needs to be robust enough to handle failures.
Here’s a link to one article:
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