A pilot describes bird strikes, emergency landings
12:00 pm
Fri January 16, 2009

A pilot describes bird strikes, emergency landings

WFAE spoke to a former United Airlines pilot who once landed a plane at Washingtion Dulles after an engine ingested three seagulls. It was the same type of plane as Flight 1549.

The pilot, Ramin Pourteymour, runs an aviation consulting business in California. Greg Collard asked him what a pilot must contend with in the event of a birdstrike.

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