Bird strike at Mckinney National Airport (11th November 2015)

The pilot of N378PS reports a bird strike which has caused damage to the aircraft.

While some bird strikes have been known to cause severe damage and and also have caused aircraft to come down, this strike is only minor but has still caused a hole in the canopy.

Have a listen to this recording to hear how the pilot communicated this incident and how the ATC Professional prioritised the landing of the said aircraft.

Have you even encountered a bird strike in your professional duties – if so, how did you react and what did you do to communicate the incident.

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