Bird Crashes Through Plane's Windshield Near Fort Myers

A pilot is lucky to be alive after a bird crashed through the windshield of his small plane as he was flying into Fort Myers

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014  |  Updated 12:04 PM EDT
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Rob Weber was flying to Page Field Airport in Fort Myers when a bird crashed through his windshield.

Rob Weber was flying to Page Field Airport in Fort Myers when a bird crashed through his windshield.

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A pilot is lucky to be alive after a bird crashed through the windshield of his small plane as he was flying into Fort Myers.

Rob Weber was flying to Page Field Airport Saturday when the bird came crashing through, according to WBBH.


"You're sitting there waiting for a bird to come in. Never did see him. All of the sudden the window just explodes. I don't know if he was diving or what happened when I got him," Weber said.

Weber, who was traveling at 170 mph about 1,000 feet from the ground, happened to have a camera on that caught the bird coming in.

With a broken windshield and a bloody cut on his forehead, Weber was able to land the plane without incident.

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