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Re: Seems UFO Pilots Are Getting Careless

From: Terrence Brown <mrbrownsdi.nul>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:49:42 -0400
Archived: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:57:48 -0400
Subject: Re: Seems UFO Pilots Are Getting Careless

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:45:33 +0100
>Subject: Seems UFO Pilots Are Getting Careless

>UFO hits Air China Aeroplane

The source of the online reports seems to be The Aviation Herald.


A commentor said he had experienced this before:

"I had exactly the same thing happen to me on a flight out of
LHR to YYZ on a 747-400. What caused it was a static discharge
while climbing through snow showers at about 6000 feet on
departure. There was a huge bang and flash followed by the wx
radar failing. We leveled off at 10,000 feet and accelerated to
300 knots to see if there was any adverse effect. Since the
aircraft felt perfectly normal we carried on to Toronto. As we
approached the gate, the ramp hands were pointing at the nose.
When we got off we saw that the radome was pushed in as if a
huge fist had punched it in the nose. As it turned out the
pressure from the rapidly heated and expnded air had done the
damage. The radar antenna had jammed."

I can't assess the explanation, but a commentator on another
site noted some plane noses are deformable by design, giving
this link to a patent, which says:

"An aircraft forward pressure bulkhead as described herein
includes a malleable and deformable dome that is configured to
'catch' foreign objects, such as birds. The dome is
intentionally designed to deform in response to a foreign object
strike that imparts at least a threshold amount of impact energy
to the bulkhead. The dome is free of rigid stiffeners and non-
deformable reinforcement members that would otherwise hinder the
flexible characteristic of the dome."


Therefore, we should take care not to make too much of this.

Oh! My warning is too late for The Sun! (Nice graphic.)


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