Bird Strike Damage Photos

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You may have heard about the Air Tran Boeing 737 that was forced to return to Philadelphia last week after a bird strike. Bird strikes are relatively common so not too much notice was paid, even though the first officer suffered some cuts to his face from broken glass. However, it's amazing how much damage a 10-lb. bird can do to a 100,000-lb. airlines as these photos from a reader show. Despite the damage, the landing was uneventful and most of the 143 passengers were probably unaware of the extent of the damage.