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.



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747-400 Bird Strike



DJ Ra1n
They are so professional that they even said Oh Shit in sync! Bravo!
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.
AviationUpclose
Very professional captain, well done
Mat Gee
Holy crap, captain is as cool and calm as it gets.
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 !
Icicle Fledglings
Wow what a huge dent. Was it an ostrich?
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. 
Mark Nicol
ah shit... Just keep flying... love it
MrDemonicDan
I don't know how either pilot can see out with all that pixelation :P
lesselp
It`s not like they had a big decision to make.The only option was to continue with the landing.
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.
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.
Adam Shellard
What did they fly into, an ostrich? Thats some dent they got there!
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.
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.
Ryan Kurtz
What an amazingly professional crew that is. wow! 
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... :)
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
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?
managMent
He didnt say "All Right now" he said "no Problem" on english.
PlanesAtAirports Spotting
poor bird :-(
Ray J
...and then the queen of the skies had a new nose job done, and looked pretty again :)
Regular John
The captain shouldve had a cigarette in his mouth.. He was cool like Dean Martin
incyphe
probably singapore air.  Must've been a pretty big bird.
Jack Jones
Surprised how loud the impact sounded in the cockpit. Very discernable. Makes sense though since the strike was on the nose!
LakeBodomsReaper
"My airplane" >:3 lol
Stephen Woods
Calm and professional every second. Good Job.
bensflights
Solution = paint a scarecrow onto the engines.
Aiman Al-Khazaali
1:03 He is not checking for engine damage, you moron. That's the Autopilot panel.
Gabe M
So English is the world language in aviation?
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?
Jay Dabhi
just fly it then...
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
BornToFly
This was an awesome video... Good professional calm reaction and landing...
sunny71169
Interesting that the 1st Officer's "shit" was in English.  "I'm flying an airplane so I speak English."  Well done sir!
Le Derp
Landed so smooth that I didnt even notice he was on the ground until he hit the reverser
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!!!
James Vaughan
I love it just calm no problem. The captain say keep flying the plane no big deal.
John Smith
"Just fly it then". I'm not sure what he meant by that, can anybody explain?
Martin Riggs
his airplane
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.
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 :)
Conor
I've always admired the resolve of this captain, and how he acknowledges the first officer after the landing is completed!
Slay3rmachine
This is at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport?
isobe hirohito
My airplane なら Your airplane じゃないの?
Gwindel
Very nice landing! (kiss)
Castiel WEI
EVA air
Thom Thumbe
I'll bet the bird said, "OH SHIT" a few seconds earlier.
Keith murray
Damn I thought ostriches couldn't fly...
Nicholas Sway
How's the bird doing??
javierrs17
Keep calm and just fly it
348frank348
a bird did that? sure it wasn't a turkey?
Frank Conrad
Thats what I call a great rpresentiation of Crew Resource Management
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.
Sander Hellesjø
They say speedbird on the ATC, so it's British Airways I think, or most likely...
HighLonesomeRob
"Blurred stlike!"
Alex Tol, van
Ik kan Aalsmeer zien!
Porsche Fan Carrera
Cathay Pacific
Julia Jellema
At the beginning.. I can see my house! hahaha
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
Kaipeternicolas
Weird relationship between Captain and Co-Pilot. Seems like the Captain is running the show.
jelacio
so did the bird survive ? what happened to the bird ?
Robob Kerman
This was in a simulator
Jim Howard
"just fly it"  -  good advice for lots of airplane problems!
Ivan Yassakov
Птица целилась что ли, прям в центр обтекателя долбанула!
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...
bassbeasty mitzy
I know I’m going to come across as pretty dumb, but how do they steer the plane on the ground?
JOHN JOSEPH Bush
Schipol I guess????Good reaction from the guys
Jake V.
Absolutely top notch professionalism displayed here.
Scroonkie
Are pilots allowed to use rev. Trust with a failed engine?
Stuart Hopkins
The captain's best line? "Well done." A good leader always knows when to give praise.
Digitalbumpin
To you people blowing your load over the captain, he had no choice to land. It wasn't some incredible decision.
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 😮😳😱
babydaddy
Kudos to the captain for letting the first officer keep the stick
I am not here
That didn't look like engine hit. The last photo.
Kuldip Jadhav
That bird must be Archeopteryx
Tadesan
Two cool cucumbers! Lovely to watch. Thanks!
irsute8833
I like how effective their comunication is.
Gabri GTA5
100, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 butter
Ahmet B
Where’s the bird?
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.
mickypoo4622
It was obviously a "budgie" airline company, with a wing and a prayer.  I hope they feathered their engine afterwards, had a favourable tail wind and didn't get in a (40 degree) flap about it ...
Anak Muda India
"Our plane"
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
Keren Chadwick
Interesting vid but why block out their faces ?? They did a good job...!!
Ed Anderson
The bird hit the fuselage. It was not ingested by the engine. When a bird is ingested by an engine it makes a distinct sound, either on idle or full thrust. It also immediately changes characteristics of flight. Again, it was a bird strike not an engine ingestion.
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
capybaras
No call to ATC to report the bird strike? Could prevent further strikes for the planes behind, right?
Joel Maejor
Horry shiat
Michael Adsetts
Thankfuly they already had Isaac Newton in control that late in the approach and it didnt look like they got any rollback so the important thing was not to panic and carry on flying as normal. This they did with assured professionalism. This is where all the hours in the simulator pay off.
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.
AD77
Wasn't very much of a bird strike. What, one or two sparrows?