You've advanced the power levers for takeoff and are rapidly accelerating down the runway. Just as the copilot calls, ``V1,'' both of you suddenly see a windscreen full of birds and you hear the ``Thump! . . . Thump! . . . Thump!'' of them smashing into your jet. Quick, what do you do? When it happened to the crew of a Beech 400 on May 8, 2002, at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport, the pilot-in-command instantly decided to abort the takeoff, stomping on the brakes and retarding the ...


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