Maybe screens in the front of the engines may prevent this from happening again.
It's been tested and found to collect small debris after some flying time and block the air flow and destroy engines. So aircraft engines are designed to suck up debris and obliterate it, and still operate. But yes some debris does hit in such a way as to kill an engine. But with another engine they can manage to limp back. But not in this case. Can you say instant glider
It's quite rare for an aircraft to lose both engines to bird strikes.
and just a little bit more info.
Over 5,000 bird strikes were reported by the U.S. Air Force in 2007.
Over 7,600 bird and other wildlife strikes were reported for USA civil aircraft in 2007.
So it's more common than most realize. that 12, 600 for US planes alone.......
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