How It Looks When a Flock of Birds Hits Your Fighter Jet

Watch out for flying dinosaurs.

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Planes are designed to be as safe and durable as possible. The last thing anyone wants is to have a mishap at 30,000 feet. But one of the biggest dangers to a plane is tiny birds, which often get sucked into engines and . Take a look at the kind of damage birds can do:


Birds primarily pose a danger when they flock near the ends of runways, where getting rid of them can be a major challenge. shows how Randolph Air Force Base tries to solve its bird problem, by playing the sounds of predatory birds on loudspeakers, by setting off explosives, and by cutting down branches on trees. And even then, many of the birds still stick around:


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