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Old 02-02-09, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
Could they put some kind of sturdy (yet lightweight) grate in front of the engine so that birds would just ricochet off of it? Or would that mess with the physics of the plane's flight?
Nope. Because at 500 mph the bird would pass through it anyway. Besides, it would increase the odds of more debris from the grate shredding the engine and causing a bigger malfunction (tragedy).
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