Watch: Bird crashes through aircraft windscreen, pilot lands plane

2014-02-25 10:15

Bird crashes through plane windscreen

2014-02-25 10:09

A pilot in Florida is lucky to be alive after making a safe landing despite a bird flying through his windshield and striking him in the face.WATCH

A pilot from Florida in the US is lucky to be alive after a large bird crashed through his light aircraft's windshield, sent glass shattering all over and hit him in the face. 

Mail Online reports that Robert Weber was flying his Piper Saratoga at approximately 270km/h over Fort Myers when the terrifying incident happened and get this... he managed to capture the entire thing on camera!

Watch the video here. 

Speaking to reporters, Weber explained how he managed to keep his composure, sent out an emergency call and safely landed the plane. 

He suffered a minor cut on his forehead, but refused medical assistance after a calm landing.

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