Unlike the Angry Bird game when you happily smash the birdie all over the place, the real life condition are not really fun.
BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard) is a collision between an airborne animal and a man-made vehicle, especially aircraft. The term is also used for bird deaths resulting from collisions with man made structures such as power lines, towers and wind turbines. A bug strike is an impairment of an aircraft or aviator by an airborne insect.
Bird strikes are a significant threat to flight safety, and have caused a number of accidents with human casualties. The number of major accidents involving civil aircraft is quite low and it has been estimated that there is only about 1 accident resulting in human death in one billion (109) flying hours. The majority of bird strikes (65%) cause little damage to the aircraft, however, the collision is usually fatal to the bird.
Most accidents occur when the bird hits the windscreen or flies into the engines. These cause annual damages that have been estimated at USD 400 million within the United States of America alone and up to USD 1.2 billion to commercial aircraft worldwide
There are three approaches to reduce the effect of bird strikes. The vehicles can be designed to be more bird resistant, the birds can be moved out of the way of the vehicle, or the vehicle can be moved out of the way of the birds.
Flying insect strikes, like bird strikes, have been encountered by pilots since aircraft were invented. In 1911 future Air Force general Henry "Hap" Arnold as a young aviator flying a mile high and not wearing goggles nearly lost control of his Wright Model B after a bug flew in his eye causing distraction. Large numbers of bugs such as a locust swarm can infiltrate an aircraft engine and bring down a plane