747-400 Bird strike incident near minimum on final approach


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A 747-400 crew encountered bird strike incident during final approach several years ago. The crew demonstrated great professionalism and made a safe and beautiful landing.



DJ Ra1n
They are so professional that they even said Oh Shit in sync! Bravo!
AviationUpclose
Very professional captain, well done
Inatsikap
Excellent crew especially Captain - Kept the first officer calm and focused and even complimented him!! Well done!
Al Bee
Extremely reassuring captain. Must be a great guide to work with !
michael bo brandy
After watching this a second time that Captain handled this like a boss. And yes, the bird was seriously injured and has since given up flying, to all wanting to know.
Mat Gee
Holy crap, captain is as cool and calm as it gets.
Will
Boy, did you notice how fast the captain responded by telling the first officer to "Just fly it?" There was no panic, second guessing of what to do or what was that. Now, that is genuine, real life professionalism, training and experience. 
MrDemonicDan
I don't know how either pilot can see out with all that pixelation :P
Icicle Fledglings
Wow what a huge dent. Was it an ostrich?
Mark Nicol
ah shit... Just keep flying... love it
zuiderzee1973
I'm always astounded by the professionalism of these guys, yet the pay and conditions of some junior pilots for even major airlines is a scandal. Less pay for sportsmen and bankers, more for engineers and guys like these.
Adam Shellard
What did they fly into, an ostrich? Thats some dent they got there!
Parisian Zee
Excellent crew, excellent communication, very cool all the way, a responsive captain that gives feedback - you don't have to be a pilot to know these two are excellent at what they do.
michael bo brandy
This was one great Captain and FO. Captain says "Fly the plane", at that ALT' on short, you don't try to figure out what's wrong, you fly the plane. He was taught well somewhere.
lesselp
It`s not like they had a big decision to make.The only option was to continue with the landing.
bs2502
Heartening to see the Captain respond instantly with instruction to his first officer, the first officer flying the plane continued flying the plane and landed beautifully. Happily fly with those two professionals any day.
AmericanPride1234
damn. i am guessing if your going to haveca bird strike just before touchdown is the best time. Better than having one at full speed at 30,000ft. 3-19-16
CAPAOA ORG
Correct answer! China Airlines.   I changed the stripe color from purple to green several years ago because video was not allowed in the cockpit.  But this is a great video.  This shows Dynasty captains are some great pilots too.
Derp Gamer
LOL Jihad birds. They never learn... :)
murrayp4
No problem. Just fly it in.
essel23fly
I like how they curse in English lol
Fahad Saeed
Dham look at that damage what they hit, one of those Jurassic park birds?
PlanesAtAirports Spotting
poor bird :-(
managMent
He didnt say "All Right now" he said "no Problem" on english.
Jack Jones
Surprised how loud the impact sounded in the cockpit. Very discernable. Makes sense though since the strike was on the nose!
Martin Riggs
his airplane
Regular John
The captain shouldve had a cigarette in his mouth.. He was cool like Dean Martin
LakeBodomsReaper
"My airplane" >:3 lol
incyphe
probably singapore air.  Must've been a pretty big bird.
Ryan Kurtz
What an amazingly professional crew that is. wow! 
andy2382
that captain was epic. he could have just taken control immediately and done a go around or some shit. he even said well done to his fo -a 'well done' which was massively deserved in my opinion. and btw unlikely to be speedbird because they don't sound like rich southerners. british airways only recruits upper class white people nowadays
Gabe M
So English is the world language in aviation?
Aiman Al-Khazaali
1:03 He is not checking for engine damage, you moron. That's the Autopilot panel.
Jay Dabhi
just fly it then...
Ray J
...and then the queen of the skies had a new nose job done, and looked pretty again :)
Le Derp
Landed so smooth that I didnt even notice he was on the ground until he hit the reverser
James Vaughan
I love it just calm no problem. The captain say keep flying the plane no big deal.
Slay3rmachine
This is at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport?
sunny71169
Interesting that the 1st Officer's "shit" was in English.  "I'm flying an airplane so I speak English."  Well done sir!
Alican P.
2:27 Geez I didn't know a bird can make an enormous impact like that and where's the blood by the way?
BornToFly
This was an awesome video... Good professional calm reaction and landing...
Stephen Woods
Calm and professional every second. Good Job.
baz munshi
Simple two words from Cap to 1st Officer can create confidence and make the next flight more safer and enjoyable. Well Done.
Quentin Burns
Very professional crew!! Well done to the Captain....really good control of his aircraft!!!
Thom Thumbe
I'll bet the bird said, "OH SHIT" a few seconds earlier.
bensflights
Solution = paint a scarecrow onto the engines.
isobe hirohito
My airplane なら Your airplane じゃないの?
Conor
I've always admired the resolve of this captain, and how he acknowledges the first officer after the landing is completed!
Just a Potato
CP is so cold headed! I'm sure he could be still and in control even lost his four engines too. By the way, this is the first time I hear, "My plane" after you have control :)
Scott Woodland
Wow, just a little damage :)  Great crew management, captain let the FO continue to fly while checking for problems.  Just the way we know it should be done.
John Smith
"Just fly it then". I'm not sure what he meant by that, can anybody explain?
Nicholas Sway
How's the bird doing??
javierrs17
Keep calm and just fly it
Keith murray
Damn I thought ostriches couldn't fly...
Gwindel
Very nice landing! (kiss)
Castiel WEI
EVA air
Bigrignohio
I just love how all the ARA types place the well-being of the animals over that of the humans. All the while wearing leather and eating produce where multitudes of animals were killed during the growing and harvesting.
Theo 80126
Kind of messed up the nose, but it didn't do the bird much good either.
HighLonesomeRob
"Blurred stlike!"
Sander Hellesjø
They say speedbird on the ATC, so it's British Airways I think, or most likely...
Alex Tol, van
Ik kan Aalsmeer zien!
Frank Conrad
Thats what I call a great rpresentiation of Crew Resource Management
348frank348
a bird did that? sure it wasn't a turkey?
Julia Jellema
At the beginning.. I can see my house! hahaha
Porsche Fan Carrera
Cathay Pacific
TTTupload
boeing strike
The Truth Is Out There
I dont consider that a bird strike even if it hits the fuselage. a bird strike to me is if it goes into the engine
jelacio
so did the bird survive ? what happened to the bird ?
Kaipeternicolas
Weird relationship between Captain and Co-Pilot. Seems like the Captain is running the show.
Robob Kerman
This was in a simulator
Jim Howard
"just fly it"  -  good advice for lots of airplane problems!
OMGdann
China airlines or china southern airlines
AlluBoi 07
(R.I.P BIRB 2008-2008) Cptain: OH SHIET
JOHN JOSEPH Bush
Schipol I guess????Good reaction from the guys
Mark J
Best advice youll ever hear. Just fly the plane
Jake V.
Absolutely top notch professionalism displayed here.
Georgios Charistas
They kept calm because the bird didn't go into the engines. Then you would see a Christmas tree all over the dashboard...
Kuldip Jadhav
That bird must be Archeopteryx
Gabri GTA5
100, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 butter
Stevens Garage
How does a 747 stop that fast?
Stephen in OZ
I loved the captains calm instruction to the 2nd officer, "just fly it in", while he did a scan of the engine instruments. It was a decision that took maybe 2 seconds. He can be my pilot anytime.
Craig Tucker
cool as a calmcumber
Ivan Yassakov
Птица целилась что ли, прям в центр обтекателя долбанула!
Digitalbumpin
To you people blowing your load over the captain, he had no choice to land. It wasn't some incredible decision.
Tadesan
Two cool cucumbers! Lovely to watch. Thanks!
Galavanta
Why blur the co-pilots face? he did an excellent job of landing the aircraft and should be very proud of his reactions under pressure, smooth calm and professional.
I am not here
That didn't look like engine hit. The last photo.
Anak Muda India
"Our plane"
Stuart Hopkins
The captain's best line? "Well done." A good leader always knows when to give praise.
A10PANG
After that bump I can't believe the captain didn't shit his pants, scream like bloody murder, get out of his seat and have to be restrained and tazed and carried off the plane in a straight jacket 😮😳😱
Meg Ryan
I Salute you guys You saved Hundred of peoples.I really wanted to be a Pilot.I have A question Answer it Please.How Old Are you when You started to Become Airline pilots after You get a commercial pilot license :D
Bob Outélama
The amount of plane traffic should be limited. It becomes more and makes no sense anymore in a world where we are trying to reduce carbon emissions. Also, Container Ships and cruise ships should be limited in number too.
bassbeasty mitzy
I know I’m going to come across as pretty dumb, but how do they steer the plane on the ground?
babydaddy
Kudos to the captain for letting the first officer keep the stick
irsute8833
I like how effective their comunication is.
Erin the Angry
if they hadn't said anything you wouldn't have even known it happened. Those guys know how to keep their cool.
Blaukriton
manual braking at 80kn its not correct
Riker J.
I think if the bird was made of steel there haven't been any damage to plane.
pavelavietor1
Hello nice job
devbrit ghosh
NICE PILOTING ALTHOUGH BIRD HIT IS GLOBAL PHENOMENA BUT THANKS FOR SAFE LANDING AS THE INCIDENCE IS IN FINAL APROACH ONLY CAPTAINS DECESSION MAKING IN EMERGECNY IS PILOTING.