Bird Crashes Through Plane's Cockpit

A pilot in Florida is lucky to be alive after a bird smashed through his windshield and struck him in the face, sending shards of glass flying into the cockpit. Robert Weber was flying his Piper Saratoga around 10 miles from Page Field airport near Fort Myers in the southwest of the state, when the bird flew straight into his pilot-side window. In remarkable footage taken by his cockpit camera, video shows the bird exploding on contact with the windscreen, as Mr Weber struggles to maintain control his light aircraft. Read more at