WHOA! This guy is lucky to be alive!!
This is so nuts! A small, single engine plane was only a few miles away from landing, traveling through smooth air at a steady 170mph when a pilot's nightmare came true:
A bird smashed into the windshield, breaking right through the glass, sending debris into the pilot's face!
Omg that must've been absolutely TERRIFYING!!
Luckily, the pilot was a seasoned veteran and, even though this had never happened before, he was able to keep the plane under control.
He reached his hand to his face, checking for injuries and was still able to keep his cool after he saw his hand was covered in face blood.
When he landed, a surprisingly good landing, he was complimented by the air traffic controllers and met by firefighters who helped him out.
He's so lucky that this bird didn't strike him in the face and knock him unconscious!
Check out the video (above) and see the crazy footage as this man's cockpit windshield shatters!!
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