Who Needs Missiles, Anyway? Bird Takes Down US Navy 'Doomsday' Aircraft | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Who Needs Missiles, Anyway? Bird Takes Down US Navy 'Doomsday' Aircraft

Despite the considerable expenses incurred by this incident, no one aboard the plane was injured, and the aircraft itself has since returned to service.

A E-6B Mercury belonging to the US Navy and assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 at Maryland-based Naval Air Station Patuxent River ended up sustaining at least $2 million in damages and was left temporarily grounded after being hit by a bird.

According to Navy Times, the plane, which serves as an airborne command and control post, and which connects US nuclear forces to the president and the secretary of defence, sustained damage after a yet unknown species of avian got sucked into one of its four engines when the aircraft was performing a touch and go landing on 2 October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following headline gives one just a little more perspective on the issue:
The US Navy Doomsday-plane, suffers millions of dollars, thanks to bird strike

The $141 million 'doomsday' plane was landing at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland when a bird was sucked into one of its four engines
No one was injured in the incident on October 2, but the damage amounted to at least $2million."

So let me get my head around this, please; the Americans pay $141 million per fighter jet plane, which is engineered to fend of Armageddon, but cannot handle a bird strike?!?

And of course, the company manufacturing this is.....Boeing.

So please, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing CEO, please explain how your staff of engineers can put up something that can withstand a nuclear strike, but not a bird strike?!?

The tax-paying citizens of this country are very keen to know, sir.

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