On April 17, 2019, an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base Suffered a bird strike during a routine landing
The photo you can see here first posted to the popular Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page on Wednesday shows the aftermath of a bird strike.
The bird strike was confirmed by the spokesperson for the 49th Wing.
“When a bird strike occurs, the remains are sent to the Smithsonian where they classify the bird and determine how it was struck,” 2nd Lt. Jasmine Manning told Task & Purpose in an email. “The bird pictured is a Swanson’s Hawk.”
“HAFB takes measures to prevent as many of these strikes as possible, as well as any obstruction that would affect a safe take-off or landing of our aircraft,” she added.
Here is an old Video of F-16 Bird Strike during takeoff. Unfortunately, the pilot lost control on the jet and had to eject during that incident
Holloman AFB is host to both the 49th Wing’s fleet of F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fighter jets and the F-16C training aircraft assigned to the 54th Fighter Group as part of the Air Force’s Education and Training Command.
A bird strike or bird ingestion (for an engine) or bird hit, or bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a manmade vehicle, especially an aircraft.
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