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  • Sparrow Aviation Administration Blames Collision On Failure To Detect Pane Of Glass



    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/50901

    PIERRE, SD—Sparrow Aviation Administration officials are calling the Monday collision of an westbound sparrow with the window of a Mitchell, SD home a clear case of "controlled flight into glass," after the bird failed to detect a transparent windowpane directly in his flight path.

    SAA officials describe the crash at a press conference.

    Howard R. Trojanowski, a Pierre-bound, 2-year-old field sparrow who had been licensed to fly since two weeks after he was hatched and had logged over 60,000 flying hours, departed from a ledge near Sioux Falls Regional Airport at 11:04 a.m. CST. Trojanowski never reached his intended tree branch, instead striking a tempered-glass picture window 2.5 miles northwest of Mitchell 74 minutes after takeoff at an estimated speed of 39 mph. read on...

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    Oh, very good - enjoyed this - sadly I have to report similar incidents at my home. Fortunatly I have the services of a "Cat - D60" to clear the runways. Said cat also clears the odd rodent problem as well.
    RobB

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      Damn it, when is the SAA going to crack down on this?

      Somewhat related, a crow was shotdown with an airsoft gun a few blocks away from where I live Sunday afternoon, I do not belive there were any surrvivors.
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