This is coolbert:
BASH once more. Bird strike.
Israeli military helicopter sustaining a bird strike nearly bringing the chopper down. That most senior Israeli ground force military commander on board as are almost a dozen other senior officers. A near disaster barely averted.
"Bird forces GOC's helicopter to make emergency landing"
"GOC Army Headquarters Sami Turgeman comes out of chopper crash unscathed in fourth close-call incident involving him in last few years"
"A nerve-wracking incident occurred on Thursday when the black hawk helicopter which had GOC Army Headquarters Major-General Sami Turgeman and 10 other senior officers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in southern Israel."
"a bird hit the helicopter's main blade."
"Two air force pilots announce an emergency situation and landed the helicopter smoothly, in spite of the severely damaged blade."
That rotor blade of a helicopter very susceptible to damage, especially wobble as might be the case with a bird strike. Pilots unable to compensate or over-compensating an out-of-control chopper the result.
At least until recently THE U.S. ARMY INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARKING A HELICOPTER LANDING ZONE WITH ENGINEER TAPE EXACTLY ASS BACKWARDS, CREATING A LOT OF DANGER FROM THAT TAPE IF NOT SECURED GETTING BLOWN INTO THE ENGINE OR ENTANGLING THE ROTOR BLADES A CRASH WITH LOSS OF LIFE BEING THE RESULT.
Who needs AAA when you have birds? Tzahal the Israeli Defense Forces suffering more warplanes "downed" from bird strikes over a period of decades than from enemy fire!!