Bird hits plane window, sends glass and feathers flying
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 00:23
Feb. 25 - Pilot lucky to be alive after bird hits plane window sending glass and feathers flying -- and it's all on tape. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A rare moment was captured on video when a bird slammed into a small plane's windshield and shattering it while in flight.
Pilot Robert Weber managed to keep his composure on Saturday and safely landed his 1986 Piper Saratoga at Page Field near Fort Myers, Florida.
Weber was flying alone about 1,000 feet (304m) in the air when the bird shattered his windshield, spraying glass everywhere. He suffered a cut on his forehead but is extremely thankful to be alive.
"I just pulled my hand out and it was covered with blood and I was like oh boy and so I just kept telling the tower I just need to get on the ground quick."
Weber safely landed the plane without incident and was promptly congratulated by the control tower.
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