Golf Ball Hits Airplane

Back in in 1969, a golfer accidentally managed to hit a plane with his ball. The ball went through the plexiglass windshield and into the cockpit.

Which raises the question: Do golf balls pose a potential hazard to planes? This is discussed in a thread over at, and the consensus seems to be, not really. Even if a golf ball were, somehow, to get into a plane's engine, it's probably small enough that it wouldn't cause damage.

Oakland Tribune - Jan 16, 1969

I was curious about how often golfers hit planes. Apparently, not often. But some googling yielded this video, which purports to show a golfer hitting a 757 with a ball. Though no one in the YouTube comments seems to believe he actually hit the plane.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 06, 2019
     Category: Sports | Golf | Air Travel and Airlines

I once took a tee shot out of bounds (badly) and got a Toyota driving by on a highway alongside the golf course, but even I couldn't have damaged plane - I don't think.
Posted by John on 03/07/19 at 10:24 AM
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