In Case You Missed It: Bird crashes through airplane windshield

I’m sure when you are in the cockpit of an airplane you are trained to expect the unexpected, but in no way does that mean you’re ever totally prepared.

Pilot Rob Weber was cruising over Fort Myers, Fla. at a mere 170 mph when a bird crashed through his windshield.

Glass goes flying everywhere, blood all over, Weber’s glasses fly off — yet the pro acts like a pro.

“You’re sitting there waiting for a bird to come in,” Weber explains to NBC 2 News. “Never did see him. All of the sudden the window just explodes. I don’t know if he was diving or what happened when I got him.”

Maybe it was one of Alfred Hitchcock’s “birds.”

Weber’s onboard camera caught the entire dramatic episode and despite a nasty cut on his forehead Weber held it together and was able to safely land the plane.

Weber told WINK News that he’s lucky he wasn’t knocked out.

For the rest of us, we’re lucky he remembered to turn his camera on.

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