June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

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Re: June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

Post by Passenger » 13 Nov 2018, 08:51

"...Drone strike on a 737 in June 2016 in Charleroi (the airline shall not be named). For convenience, the PIC was asked to report it as a birdstrike..."

Who asked him/her to report it as a birdstrike?

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Re: June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

Post by Vic Diesel » 13 Nov 2018, 09:43

Passenger wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 08:51
"...Drone strike on a 737 in June 2016 in Charleroi (the airline shall not be named). For convenience, the PIC was asked to report it as a birdstrike..."

Who asked him/her to report it as a birdstrike?
M. O'L. himself... no, just kidding. It would be a bit shocking to learn if this happened due to some sort of company policy.
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Re: June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

Post by jan_olieslagers » 13 Nov 2018, 16:25

Who asked him/her to report it as a birdstrike?
I was going to ask the exact same question - but (as usual) you were quicker! :)

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Re: June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

Post by luchtzak » 13 Nov 2018, 17:36

jan_olieslagers wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 16:25
Who asked him/her to report it as a birdstrike?
I was going to ask the exact same question - but (as usual) you were quicker! :)
Don't shoot the messenger! ;-)

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Re: June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

Post by sn26567 » 13 Nov 2018, 17:47

When I fly on an aircraft, I call it "my bird". Thus a drone might also be considered as a bird. :)
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Re: June 2016: Charleroi Brussels South Airport drone strike on Ryanair aircraft, reported as a bird strike

Post by jan_olieslagers » 13 Nov 2018, 17:50

...except for "my chick", perhaps? ;)

But there was no question of shooting at anyone, least of all at the messenger. There's only curiosity.

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