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What happens if a bird flies into an airplane engine

What happens if a bird flies into a plane engine? The event is called a bird strike. Each year, bird strikes cost US airlines an estimated $1.2 billion. Only part of those costs are from actual damage. The rest comes from flight delays and cancellations.

A bird strike can disable a plane’s engine. But engines are designed to withstand at least one bird. Plus, pilots can still fly a plane with just one operating engine.

As a result, the chances of an accident are slim. Between 1990-2015 there were 160,894 bird strikes on US aircraft. Only .025% (40) of those read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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