Ryanair forced to make an emergency landing

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Yesterday, A ryanair plane carrying 103 passengers flew into a flock of around 21,000 racing pigeons :eek: . Hundreds of birds got sucked into the turbines forcing one engine to completely shut down. This caused the pilot to return ack to Dublin Airport where he had just taken off, just minutes before. All 103 passengers arriveed back at dublin un-injured. Lucky it wasn't far more serious!!! [source...the daily Mirror]
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I take it all bets were returned ...? ;)

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Eh old news happened a few years ago and pigeons are still a mojor problem here in Dublin ;)
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I had heard nothing about it and indeed it could have been alot alot worse.
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I guess they fould a way to make pigeon races more thrilling. Now, it is no more "when" will the pigeon arrive, it is "if" it will :D Or wwas it an attempt to introduce in flight meals with Ryanair ? Pigeon à la CFM-56 Glad no human was hurt, though
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Well I'd have been damned upset if one of O'Leary's heaps killed a pidgeon of mine!
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I guess they fould a way to make pigeon races more thrilling. Now, it is no more "when" will the pigeon arrive, it is "if" it will :D Or wwas it an attempt to introduce in flight meals with Ryanair ? Pigeon à la CFM-56 Glad no human was hurt, though
But the question still remains.... will the pigeons arrive at their intended destination, or somewhere 50km away ?
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Well I'd have been damned upset if one of O'Leary's heaps killed a pidgeon of mine!
I think I'd be a little bit annoyed if someones flipping pigeon ruined one of my companys CFM-56's!
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They now have been barred from releasing pigeons near the coast and have to go further inland to avoid airport arrivals. Was in a Southern Paper yesterday.

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Pigeons are still released from wexford and still cause large problems at Dublin the last was 11 days ago and was 15000 pigeons
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I heard from someone in Dublin area who read in paper about them being barred and that it is only just coming into force and hence was in the paper yesterday.
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Is this not an old story that crept up again on another forum? I remember reading about how they now used a mil chopper to 'track' the movement of mass pigeons.

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Anyone know what flight this was and whether it was 200 or 800? Sounds to me like it could have been very nasty!
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I think I'd be a little bit annoyed if someones flipping pigeon ruined one of my companys CFM-56's!
I forgot what a CFM-56's is? James
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I forgot what a CFM-56's is? James
Something that quite obviously doesn't agree with racing/homing pigeons ;)
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easy thing to forget...LOL