Security, Middle East
Bird strikes are no joke.
One of Israeli's Cool F-15 “Frankeneagles” Was Hit by a Bunch of Pelicans
According to Lt. Col. Orgad restoring the F-15 has been a challenging but rewarding task.
In Jun., 2011, the aircraft, belonging to the “Edge of the Spear” Squadron, took off from Tel-Nof AFB and when it reached 3,000 feet it was hit by a flock of pelicans. Its aircrew immediately performed an emergency landing that severely damaged the rear section of the aircraft.
According to the first accident report, the F-15’s central and rear parts were damaged beyond repair as a result of the engine burning.