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Offline Hollis

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Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« on: May 15, 2008, 08:23:04 PM »
A JetBlue A320 hit a bird during landing rollout. Tower controller apparently didn't listen too closely to the pilot's report of it.
Incidentally, the A320 was reported to have suffered 'substantial' damage.



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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 12:25:13 AM »
Wow, real confusing.  I think she handled it fine.  She cleared the following aircraft for a visual approach on another runway.  I think you're the one that's confused.

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 01:32:33 AM »
He's baaack. :roll: Hey turbo! How's training going? Anybody stupid enough to hire you yet?

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 10:04:24 PM »
Wow, real confusing.  I think she handled it fine.  She cleared the following aircraft for a visual approach on another runway.  I think you're the one that's confused.

She was confused, she thought he was reporting hawks on a 2 mile final when he in fact hit the hawk at the 2000ft marker on the runway.  But if your just trying to find an excuse to be an ass, I understand.   :roll:

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 10:20:20 PM »
Right you are. She finally realized that a bird carcass on the runway would be a hazard, so she directed the inbounds to 'sidestep' to the parallel runway, which is exactly the correct procedure. Had an inbound been closer on a very short final, she would have ordered a go-around.

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 12:21:35 PM »
This is one of the reasons I don't visit this forum very often... it seems on almost every post people are always bickering!

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008, 12:33:37 PM »
Well I don't think the pilot explained well when he first announed that he hit a bird. He should have said we had a bird strike.

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008, 02:26:27 PM »
This is one of the reasons I don't visit this forum very often... it seems on almost every post people are always bickering!

It has been demonstrated that 72.8% of all statistics are exaggerated.
Regards, Peter
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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008, 10:04:28 PM »
This is one of the reasons I don't visit this forum very often... it seems on almost every post people are always bickering!

It has been demonstrated that 72.8% of all statistics are exaggerated.

Keyword: seems

Offline KSYR-pjr

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 11:14:49 PM »
This is one of the reasons I don't visit this forum very often... it seems on almost every post people are always bickering!

It has been demonstrated that 72.8% of all statistics are exaggerated.

Keyword: seems

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Regards, Peter
ATC Feed:  Syracuse (KSYR), NY

Offline jb8622

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Re: Bird strike at KSLC causes controller confusion
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 11:29:53 AM »
This is one of the reasons I don't visit this forum very often... it seems on almost every post people are always bickering!

It has been demonstrated that 72.8% of all statistics are exaggerated.

Keyword: seems

Keyword:  Joke

LOL