747-400 Bird strike incident near minimum on final approach


A 747-400 crew encountered bird strike incident during final approach several years ago. The crew demonstrated great professionalism and made a safe and beautiful landing.



DJ Ra1n
They are so professional that they even said Oh Shit in sync! Bravo!
michael bo brandy
After watching this a second time that Captain handled this like a boss. And yes, the bird was seriously injured and has since given up flying, to all wanting to know.
Inatsikap
Excellent crew especially Captain - Kept the first officer calm and focused and even complimented him!! Well done!
Mark Nicol
ah shit... Just keep flying... love it
Mat Gee
Holy crap, captain is as cool and calm as it gets.
Engelbert Humperdinck
"My Airplane" Fantastic, calm, professional. Would trust that captain with my life for sure.
Al Bee
Extremely reassuring captain. Must be a great guide to work with !
Jim Howard
"just fly it"  -  good advice for lots of airplane problems!
Will
Boy, did you notice how fast the captain responded by telling the first officer to "Just fly it?" There was no panic, second guessing of what to do or what was that. Now, that is genuine, real life professionalism, training and experience. 
MrDemonicDan
I don't know how either pilot can see out with all that pixelation :P
Parisian Zee
Excellent crew, excellent communication, very cool all the way, a responsive captain that gives feedback - you don't have to be a pilot to know these two are excellent at what they do.
Icicle Fledglings
Wow what a huge dent. Was it an ostrich?
AviationUpclose
Very professional captain, well done
Adam Shellard
What did they fly into, an ostrich? Thats some dent they got there!
bs2502
Heartening to see the Captain respond instantly with instruction to his first officer, the first officer flying the plane continued flying the plane and landed beautifully. Happily fly with those two professionals any day.
michael bo brandy
This was one great Captain and FO. Captain says "Fly the plane", at that ALT' on short, you don't try to figure out what's wrong, you fly the plane. He was taught well somewhere.
Stephen Woods
Calm and professional every second. Good Job.
keri caye
its adorable.."My airplane".....pilots are magnificent
CAPAOA ORG
Correct answer! China Airlines.   I changed the stripe color from purple to green several years ago because video was not allowed in the cockpit.  But this is a great video.  This shows Dynasty captains are some great pilots too.
Chris G
"oh... just fly it then..." Almost cavalier.
tastyryan
Airport is Schiphol(EHAM) Runway 18R always lots of bird flocks at specific seasons. co and captain handled it well
baz munshi
Simple two words from Cap to 1st Officer can create confidence and make the next flight more safer and enjoyable. Well Done.
murrayp4
No problem. Just fly it in.
andy2382
that captain was epic. he could have just taken control immediately and done a go around or some shit. he even said well done to his fo -a 'well done' which was massively deserved in my opinion. and btw unlikely to be speedbird because they don't sound like rich southerners. british airways only recruits upper class white people nowadays
Ray J
...and then the queen of the skies had a new nose job done, and looked pretty again :)
Quentin Burns
Very professional crew!! Well done to the Captain....really good control of his aircraft!!!
bensflights
Solution = paint a scarecrow onto the engines.
Gwindel
Very nice landing! (kiss)
Mark J
Best advice youll ever hear. Just fly the plane
managMent
He didnt say "All Right now" he said "no Problem" on english.
Stuart Hopkins
The captain's best line? "Well done." A good leader always knows when to give praise.
Slay3rmachine
This is at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport?
Le Derp
Landed so smooth that I didnt even notice he was on the ground until he hit the reverser
kiloechocharlie
Captain: OK you can brake now. Poster: OK you can break now...
BornToFly
This was an awesome video... Good professional calm reaction and landing...
Jack Jones
Surprised how loud the impact sounded in the cockpit. Very discernable. Makes sense though since the strike was on the nose!
AmericanPride1234
damn. i am guessing if your going to haveca bird strike just before touchdown is the best time. Better than having one at full speed at 30,000ft. 3-19-16
Tim Gorman
Thanks for posting this video, excellent! Great example of good cockpit management, very professional!
Pedo Rick
Birdstrike: @0:50 . You‘re welcome!
4th Gen Productions
Now that's Crew Resource Management!
Rusty Climber
That'll teach that bird to fly without clearing it with tower first!
Just a Potato
CP is so cold headed! I'm sure he could be still and in control even lost his four engines too. By the way, this is the first time I hear, "My plane" after you have control :)
javierrs17
Keep calm and just fly it
stbdtack123
fly the plane... good job
Yasin Tavsan
Didn't the damaged nose cone affect the aerodynamic stability?
Jake V.
Absolutely top notch professionalism displayed here.
Scott Woodland
Wow, just a little damage :)  Great crew management, captain let the FO continue to fly while checking for problems.  Just the way we know it should be done.
Digitalbumpin
To you people blowing your load over the captain, he had no choice to land. It wasn't some incredible decision.
AlluBoi Pelaa
(R.I.P BIRB 2008-2008) Cptain: OH SHIET
Charley Zimmer
Must have been hard for that captain growing up, having a pixelated face and all, top flying skills though.
john brown
Wow, Panel beating job coming up, which body shop put in the lowest quote.
James Vaughan
I love it just calm no problem. The captain say keep flying the plane no big deal.
rapid13
"Just fly it then." That's exactly it - fly the airplane first, worry about other stuff later.
JOHN JOSEPH Bush
Schipol I guess????Good reaction from the guys
John Smith
Not american crew obviously!
TheProPilot
Aahhh yes, the ever infamous salmon strike. I knew I found the video!
Stephen in OZ
I loved the captains calm instruction to the 2nd officer, "just fly it in", while he did a scan of the engine instruments. It was a decision that took maybe 2 seconds. He can be my pilot anytime.
Mordecai
Here we are gathered by YouTube’s algorithm again
Rosemary
I always take over when it is slow down to taxi speed. and What the hell is MY AIRPLANE anyway?
OsiTech O
I'm always impressed by the professionalism in foreign international pilots.
Scott Sellars
FFS - look out of the window it's a sim you dorks
zuiderzee1973
I'm always astounded by the professionalism of these guys, yet the pay and conditions of some junior pilots for even major airlines is a scandal. Less pay for sportsmen and bankers, more for engineers and guys like these.
Canal Caribeño
Nice handle by the profesionals pilots great job guys.
physika
professional bird as well. The sky is so big but the bird still managed to hit the plane.
Gabe M
So English is the world language in aviation?
Bob Outélama
The amount of plane traffic should be limited. It becomes more and makes no sense anymore in a world where we are trying to reduce carbon emissions. Also, Container Ships and cruise ships should be limited in number too.
Koezy
Just wondering who allowed this guy to enter the off-limits for recording the video ... ?????
J.Y. Huang
China Airlines(Taiwan)!!! Great job!!!!
Jy Awesomeness
Good job from the pilots👍👌
chisty4
anyone know if the bird was seriously hurt ?
VFR5GEN
Very Pro. Great work.
ken zhifu
Thank you CAPAOA ORG. This Capt. is so professional.
CAPAOA ORG
nose cone. but captain need to switch to engine instrument page in order to verify there is no damage to the engine.
ken zhifu
in this clip. which one did a bird strike on it, nose of the aircraft or the engine?
ken zhifu
Superb Capt. and Co-pilot!!! you so calm while the bird strike on your engine. Awesome safe flight!!
landwarrior82
Man u r funny
farfetch7
I like it when both of them are like SHit! :) Great professionalism. Happy skies
Guido Warnecke
Good and calm captain!
Quentin Bond
Massive dent
Nicholas Sway
How's the bird doing??
David Webb
Perhaps now, government will mandate registration and competency tests for all birds over 250g.
William Winborne
O No Problem Just Fly It Then Best advice ever
Deep Heat
No birds were injured in the making of this video..... _Well......_
Mark Peterson
Well done guys - very experienced and calm crew
Kinsley Lewis
Textbook leadership there. Snappy decision making, remaining calm in a high pressure situation and then praising his subordinate on a job well done. I want to be like this guy!
Erin the Angry
if they hadn't said anything you wouldn't have even known it happened. Those guys know how to keep their cool.
JJ Lim
Captain Cool just said My Airplane
Nick De Groot
Eva Air? Approaching Amsterdam Schiphol?
Alex
Ik kan Aalsmeer zien!
SuperConnie
EVA air cargo?.Capt said "just fly ahead".Not fly it then.
ConstanzeWeber
As Eddie Izzard said, it shouldn’t be called “bird strike”, surely it should be “engine suck”!!
Benjamin Rapp
Wow, what a dent! Did he hit a 172?! But seriously, very professional and calm. Good job, crew!
Mark18Martin
what a boss....kept it cool..always in control of the situation
Games TV
Pilots should really use the one in 60 rule for bird strikes.That way we all can avoid them !!!
Theo 80126
Kind of messed up the nose, but it didn't do the bird much good either.
Galavanta
Why blur the co-pilots face? he did an excellent job of landing the aircraft and should be very proud of his reactions under pressure, smooth calm and professional.
Regular John
The captain shouldve had a cigarette in his mouth.. He was cool like Dean Martin
Blaukriton
manual braking at 80kn its not correct
Jonathan Benjamin
Nice Video! Professional Crew!
babydaddy
Kudos to the captain for letting the first officer keep the stick