Mid-Air bird strike caught on camera

FORT MYERS, Florida (WBBH) – Sheer panic. That’s how one pilot describes the moments after the window of his plane exploded in mid air.

It all happened on Saturday afternoon on his way into Page Field Airport in Fort Myers.

Rob Weber was flying at 170 mph when a bird crashed through his window.

In a split second, the window was gone, and blood was everywhere.

Weber radioed for an emergency and caught it all on camera.

In the 11 years Weber has been flying he says only twice has he called “mayday.”

“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,” said Weber.

Alone and more than 1,000 feet of the ground, Weber says all he could do was hold on tight and fly his plane.

Firefighters rushed out to Page Field to make sure Weber was okay; and he is. 

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