On the 4th September, 1970, Flight Lieutenant Bohman Rashid Irani was leading a three aircraft low level tactical training mission. After completing a turn, his aircraft which was flying at a speed of 900 km per hour was struck by a bird. The impact damaged the front windscreen and the left quarter light, making them opaque. The right quarter light was shattered and Flight Lieutenant Irani was struck on the right side of his face with broken glass and parts of the bird. The injuries caused bleeding and completely obscured the vision of his right eye. Even though he had no forward vision with his right injured eye and the air was rushing in through the right quarter light panel, he kept the aircraft under control and made a safe landing.