Birdstrike caught on tape from the flight deck. pic.twitter.com/K8H4bwKqPt— Aviation (@ilove_aviation) January 17, 2023
In the olden days, chicken cannons were used to test the strength of airline windshields against situations like this.
Fun fact: they test aviation glass for impact using a chicken cannon.— Griff (@pogBrainy) January 17, 2023
They literally launch a chicken at the windshield and see if it breaks.
This is still used but other impact tests have also been developed.
This is the first one built in 1942 by the US. pic.twitter.com/AIszDozyE4