Harrowing Cockpit Video Captures Cessna 210 Bird Strike

Airplane lands safely after goose smashes through windshield.

If you’ve ever wondered just how violent a bird strike really is, check out this harrowing cockpit video shot from the inside of a Cessna 210 a few weeks ago.

The two men shown in the footage took off from Brookeridge Airpark in Downers Grove, Illinois, on December 28 and struck a Canadian goose just a few moments into the flight.

As the airplane flew at low altitude, the large bird smashed through the windscreen, shattering glass and body parts throughout the cabin. Despite the chaotic event, the pilot, Keith A. Baird, was able to make a safe landing.

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