Bird Smashes Plane Windscreen

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A pilot is lucky to be alive after making a safe landing despite a bird flying through the windshield and hitting him in the face. Robert Weber was flying around an airport in Fort Myers, Florida when the incident happened, after the bird goes through the windshield, Mr Weber frantically struggles momentarily to regain control of the light aircraft.

Speaking to reporters, still bearing a cut to his forehead that he suffered in the strike, Mr Weber explained how he managed to keep his composure and safely land the plane.

“The windscreen just exploded,” he said. Alone and more than 1,000 feet of the ground, Weber says all he could do was hold on tight and fly his plane.