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Incident: Saudia A321 at Dammam on Aug 29th 2013, bird strike
By Richard Barber on Tuesday, Oct 1st 2013 10:53Z
SafeSkys is the world's largest provider of airport bird control.
You will be pleased to note that we are in discussions with the Royal Saudi Air Force about providing bird control at their airports and have commenced an approach to the the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority.
Airports must address and prevent bird strikes and we can do that.
By (anonymous) on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 23:07Z
Kinetic energy = 1/2 m v^2. That 10 kts increases the energy your structure has to dissipate by 9%. And that 9% could mean the difference between a severely smashed windshield and one that disintegrates.
By Val on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 17:28Z
with all due respect, if you hit big birds at 250kts or at 240kts (below 10k) the difference is almost nill, it's pretty much going to hurt the same and cause more or less the same damage.
By Mosty on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 13:03Z
The aircraft registration was HZASL .. And it is still grounded in Dammam .. Just for the correction ...
By John on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 08:24Z
I just got back from Damman and back again the day after tomorrow. Anywhere in Saudi you can expect big birds circling thats why I stick to 240 below 10000ft. If this happened in the dark it would have been even more scary, some pretty big ones around!
By (anonymous) on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 06:33Z
Well, that really contributed to the discussion.
By Terra Inc. on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 05:38Z
The aircraft was surely flying at *much* higher speed than the birds. So to be exact we would need to say that the *aircraft* impacted some (pretty large) birds, wouldn't we? :o|
By Chris R on Sunday, Sep 1st 2013 00:31Z
They seem to be pretty big birds. What were they?
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