The Oldie of the Day (9 pics)

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These are photos of an aircraft that survived hail that was the size of a tennis ball. The pilot managed to safely land the plane. Luckily, no one was hurt. This story occurred in Canada in 2006, but we haven’t shared it with you yet.

 

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  1. Mr. Ree
    So, a plane can survive this kind of onslaught but a bird in the engine will bring it down???
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  2. Sambone
    This is a testament to the amazing engineering that goes into these planes. However, it seems miraculous that this plane could fl through tennis ball sized hail and land safely, but other planes get taken out by "bird strike".
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  3. GOODSTUFF4U
    ust read a great story along the same lines
    think about a polit that had to eject in a hail storm

    http://www.damninteresting.com/rider-on-the-storm/

    will link - great fit
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  4. ptpie
    realy
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  5. lolzz
    Hailstones? So it was flying below the clouds?? Stupid pilot!
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  6. orendadude
    Canada is the king of snow and ice and snowbunnies...YUM
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  7. gigantes
    holy hell... that must have been scary having the windshield almost get smashed in. instant demolition.


    So, a plane can survive this kind of onslaught but a bird in the engine will bring it down???

    a bird in the engine can STOP the engine and/or cause a fire in there. very different situation than having your exterior beat up.
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