Many of us noticed that USAF Thunderbirds flew over Las Vegas on Saturday with five-ship formation and many questions has been released why. The squadron performed a flyover Las Vegas to support the healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontlines combatting COVID-19.
The #4 Slot aircraft received a bird-strike during the flyover and the pilot Maj. Zane Taylor was forced to leave the formation and land back to Nellis AFB safely.
This is a routine procedure when a bird hit a demonstration aircraft.
The other pilots completed the planned flyover with no any problems.
Check the bird-strike video on Maj. Zane Taylor Instagram profile: