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    MD-80 strikes 2 cows

    Just read a report that an Aserca Airlines MD-82 strikes 2 cows on runway 30 at Santo Domingo as it landed from Caracas on Tuesday March 6th. The aircraft suffered some damage on one of the gears, of the 125 aboard, no injuries were report, Only the MD-82 fed itself some steak, and had enough milk..

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    Back in the late 1970s, we lost a KC-135 due to a cow strike...well, multiple cow strikes. They were doing night pattern work at Beale AFB, CA. A number of cows from a nearby field got onto the runway through a broken section of fence. The tanker was performing a touch and go, and as they accelerated to take off, they suddenly saw the cows illuminated by the landing lights, and were unable to stop or avoid them. From what I remember, the first cow hit the nose gear, causing it to collapse. The aircraft struck five or six cows and slid off the runway. The nose gear ruptured the forward body fuel tank, and the aircraft burst into flames. All seven crew members evacuated safely, but the aircraft was destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    Back in the late 1970s, we lost a KC-135 due to a cow strike...well, multiple cow strikes. They were doing night pattern work at Beale AFB, CA. A number of cows from a nearby field got onto the runway through a broken section of fence. The tanker was performing a touch and go, and as they accelerated to take off, they suddenly saw the cows illuminated by the landing lights, and were unable to stop or avoid them. From what I remember, the first cow hit the nose gear, causing it to collapse. The aircraft struck five or six cows and slid off the runway. The nose gear ruptured the forward body fuel tank, and the aircraft burst into flames. All seven crew members evacuated safely, but the aircraft was destroyed.
    Well I sure hope you took advantage of the situation and had a great BBQ? With that KC-135 pit burnin' away and all that meat on the runway!

    BEEF, IT'S WHATS FOR DINNER.

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