• Mar 4, 2007


Picture this: You're tired from a long day of flying. You glide in toward a nice, flat landing spot when, out of nowhere, you hear a high-pitched whine, see a blue streak and POW! You're toast.

So goes the story of an unlucky seagull who met his maker following a chance encounter with a Mitsubishi Evo going 180 mph. Two video cameras were rolling to catch the action, and we've embedded both clips after the jump. In the first one, you can see the speedo maxxed out just prior to impact. At the end of the video glass shards are visible on the dash and tiny bits of feather float in the air. The second video shows the best view of impact. If you have a weak constitution or if you're an animal lover you probably don't want to watch this. Thankfully, neither the driver nor passenger suffered any injuries, and our fine feathered friend never knew what hit him.

Follow the jump to watch the events unfold.

UPDATE: Belated props for Adam for leaving us the link in his comment on yesterday's "The carnage on your windshield" post.

[Source: DSM Video]





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      • 7 Years Ago
      Get off your high horse and get a clue, Stoneman.
      • 7 Years Ago
      DemaSRV (#19): Done. Thanks for pointing that out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      1978 A friend was getting his Flight Instructor's license in Atlanta, he flew into a gentle banked left turn. An hour later he awoke in the hospital. A large hawk cruising above the Interstate had come through the windshield, hit him in the side of the head and broken his right collar bone. He was looking into the turn and did not get the bird full in the face. The FAA Check pilot in the other seat radioed for an ambulance and landed the Cessna at Peachtree DeKalb Airport. What came into the cockpit was comparable to a 20 lb turkey.

      He decided to not change careers, and went back to designing electronics. Flying solo would have been fatal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      forums are so filled with a-holes because they are small minded people how have no voice and people skills outside the web.....it's sad.

      anyway, good video.
      • 7 Years Ago
      these people are idiots because stoneman is a subaru fanboy
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dude that goose was cooked. I've got a similar story. I used to sing in a Christian band called Acappella. We had just fininshed the last leg of a tour so I decided to drive the tour bus coming back from Houston and I hit a wild turkey. I was driving a Fourty foot Eagle w/ Detroit Diesel at 65 - 70 MPH Towing a 5 ton trailer. It was bad enough I hit but the trailer finished it off. Needless to say an "Eagle" beats a wild turkey seven days a week and twice that Sunday.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You guys have it all wrong...Stoneman is a douche because he actually thinks it's still funny and witty to make jokes in the Mastercard commercial format.
      That shit was old 10 years ago.

      That's the kind of guy who thinks "According To Jim" is funny.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stoneman how are these people idiots, and how are they speeding? They were wearing helmets and on a test track.

      Why are these forums filled with so many ass holes?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cmon Autoblog!

      Give credit where credit is due! Someone posted this video in the comments section of Carnage on your windshield post.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only reason #1 posted was to spam his website.

      I vote for removal of comment #1 followed by a ban of the spammer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In the military, we have a word for the stuff you have to clean off your plane after you hit a bird.. We call it "snarge".
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