Don’t blame a bird for the punch that the Northwest Airlines plane took in the nose on Sunday.
Northwest is now examining the dented nose cone of a Boeing 757 jet that was damaged during a flight from Detroit to Tampa. Images snapped by passengers (MSNBC even has some video, above) show the front tip of the plane looking a bit like a beer cup smashed in after a football game.
The NYT article also has some pictures of the actual damage. It’s pretty interesting that they were first convinced it was a bird and now say with near certainty that it wasn’t. While it seems like a high altitude for birds, what else could is possibly be?
I’m curious to see what they find in this investigation, since I would have to guess it’s a case of “if it sounds that obvious it probably is.”