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Mon, Apr 28, 2008

Unwanted Guests: Turkey Buzzard In Aerostar Cockpit

There are some things that even today's amazing traffic conflict technologies can't protect us against any better than your naturally-installed 'Mark 20 eyeballs.' Turkey buzzards are one of them.

** Report created 4/25/2008 Record 22 **
IDENTIFICATION
 Regis#: 411BB Make/Model: PA60 Description: AEROSTAR
 Date: 04/19/2008 Time: 2025
 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
 Damage: Minor
LOCATION
 City: SAINT LUCIE WEST State: FL Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT ON FINAL APPROACH, HIT A TURKEY VULTURE THAT PENETRATED THE CENTER OF FRONT WINDSHIELD, SAINT LUCIE WEST, FL

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
 # Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
 # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
 # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
WEATHER: VFR
OTHER DATA
 Activity: Unknown Phase: Cruise Operation: OTHER
 FAA FSDO: ORLANDO, FL (SO15) Entry date: 04/21/2008

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.ntsb.gov

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