A U.S. military plane passes close to a flock of birds as it approached the runway from the airport of Fort Smith, Arkansas (USA). Despite the scene’s “threatening”, the pilot of E-6B landed safely, according to British newspaper the Daily Mail.
Collisions between birds and planes can cause catastrophic engine failure.
In the last 20 years, 200 people have been killed as a direct result of aircraft bird strikes.
Photographer Kaia Larsen managed to capture the dramatic images as she was driving past the airport.
Ms Larsen said: ‘As I got closer they all started to fly towards the plane like a big ball.
Last year a U.S. Airways Airbus struck a flock of birds just 10 minutes after takeoff, causing both engines to fail.
The cool-headed pilot famously carried out an emergency landing on the Hudson River saving all 150 passengers on board.
Source: Daily Mail