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We've All Heard of Birdstrikes, but Fishstrikes?

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A NOAA Gulfstream G-IV had an interesting encounter with wildlife at MacDill AFB. (tbo.com) More...

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blueashflyer
blueashflyer 5
should paint nose art on the plane and call it "Salmon Chanted Evening" or "For The Halibut" - it's hard to make a nose art / fish pun with the word sheepshead.
tyketto
Yep.. happened a while ago, with Alaska Airlines and the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon.

The full story is here:
http://www.airwaysmag.com/channels.html?article_id=78&channel_id=7
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 2
Sounds Fishy
linbb
linbb 2
Kind of already been reported a week or so ago.
wecrooker2
A pelican regurgitated his dinner while in flight, air sickness, no doubt.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
This is just too funny... I know there are Bird Strike Inspections after a bird strike, but a Fish Strike.. Guess you would have to follow the same procedure.
tyketto
You should read the real story about how Alaska had coined the phrase "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon", and where the name for the livery came from.

Here. Enjoy.
http://www.airwaysmag.com/channels.html?article_id=78&channel_id=7
bizjets101
biz jets 1
Aircraft involved was NOAA's GIV N49RF - photo from Micheal Carter;

http://lgbguy.zenfolio.com/p901309528/h8E0483B#h8e0483b
bizjets101
biz jets 0
Photo; https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/p235x350/1939511_403598103108932_2013869028_n.jpg

Aircraft N49RF Gulfstream GIV of NOAA
linbb
linbb 0
A big waste of taxpayers money to send it off for analysis.
ccthorp
ccthorp 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Jet aborts takeoff after 'fish strike' at Florida air base

A jet departing from a Florida military base had to abort its takeoff because of a "fish strike." Officials from the MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa tell The Tampa Tribune a Gulfstream G-IV jet being flown by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hit "a 9-inch sheepshead" fish in the incident, which occurred in September.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/03/05/jet-aborts-takeoff-after-fish-strike-at-florida-air-base/6087099/
rayzeeman
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

'Fish Strike' Prevents Airplane from Taking Off

It was more like a fish being carried by a bird, but still makes a good headline.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/03/07/fish-strike-prevents-airplane-from-taking-off.html?ESRC=airforce-a.nl

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