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Dallas PD Helo Suffers Bird Strike

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 00:19

Not sure if anyone here happens to know any of the members of DPD's Air One down here in Texas but I thought I would let y'all know that they suffered a bird strike tonight. Thankfully the pilot is reported to have only suffered minor injuries and is in good spirits. That being said, I'm sure the crew would appreciate any prayers or well wishes you might like to send their way.


Initial reports and what I have gathered on my own suggest that the crew was on station for a boater in distress as a part of the joint response with DFD at Lake Ray Hubbard. The bird, said to be an "American Coot" entered the pilot's windscreen at which point the co-pilot located a sutiable LZ and put them down at which point the pilot received medical attention. They are making repairs in place and will then fly Air One back home to swap the windscreen.



Here are a few images from on scene.

Credit to: Maj. Max Geron @MaxDPD on Twitter




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If you have GoPro or other aviation footage you would like made into a montage, message or email thomas@tsmfirephoto.com This is a spare time hobby so it's free of charge.

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