By Ed Mazza
Most pilots have probably never worried about their aircraft hitting a fish, but that’s exactly what happened to a plane at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa last year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulfstream G-IV was headed down the runway when an osprey (the bird, not the aircraft) flew into its path, according to a report on the MacDill website.
Then the plane hit… something.
The takeoff was aborted, and the crew checked the runway for the bird. But all they found was a fish. Specifically, a 9-inch sheepshead.
They took a sample of the smudge …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green