Airplane travel is the safest mode of transportation, and many people travel by plane every day. A bird hit, on the other hand, can make air travel dangerous at times. The main concern is whether a bird hitting a plane is indeed dangerous.
Hello and welcome to Engineering Master. In this post, we will look at what happens when a bird collides with an airplane.
Let us first define what a bird strike is. It occurs when an aerial animal (such as a bird) collides with an airplane when it is flying at a lower altitude.
The airplane suffers little damage as a result of the bird strike. However, these encounters are usually lethal to the birds. The number of accidents caused by bird strikes is extremely minimal.
Because we live in a world with many airborne animals, it is impossible to prevent bird strikes (like birds). Bird strikes are most common when an airplane is flying low. As a result, bird strikes are most common during airplane takeoff and landing. The answer is self-evident: most birds fly at low height. As a result, there is a larger chance of colliding with the airplane.
But the question remains: what happens during the bird strike? Birds typically collide with the airplane’s front-facing edges, which include the wings and nose.
Birds have been known to strike the windshield or canopy of airplanes, causing the surface of the windshield to shatter. These fissures can occasionally disturb air pressure inside the cabin, resulting in altitude loss or other flight-related issues. The severity of the damage caused by the bird strike is determined by several factors, including the difference in speed, the direction of impact, and the weight and size of the bird.
The most dangerous situation occurs when a bird lands on the turbine and becomes entangled in the engine. This is referred to as jet engine ingestion. After becoming lodged in the engine, the bird causes disturbance in the fan blades, resulting in partial or complete engine failure. Flocks of birds (a group of the same type of bird) are significantly more harmful because their aggregate impact is greater.
There have been numerous examples of bird strikes, but a recent occurrence involving US Airways Flight 1549 has received a lot of attention. After taking off from La Guardia Airport in New York City, an airliner (Airbus 320 model) made an emergency landing in the Hudson River on January 19, 2009. Fortunately, no one was killed in this tragedy.