‘One in a Million Shot’: Pilot Battling Wildfires Shocked When Owl Lands in Helicopter

Pilot Dan Alpiner started his flight on Oct. 11 without a co-pilot, gained one mid-air for about 10 minutes, and then completed the rest of his flight alone.Sound odd? Alpiner thought so, too.Alpiner was helping drop water on the Creek Fire in Fresno, California, when an owl somehow flew in a 16-inch square open window in the side of the helicopter and landed on the co-pilot seatback.

Source: ‘One in a Million Shot’: Pilot Battling Wildfires Shocked When Owl Lands in Helicopter

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