avondale87 wrote in post #18885327
I looked at that top photo and wondered if it'd collided with a light pole, but then read second post and wondered if they were related?
Or is it all okay?
Curious as to what's the mess at the end of the wing?
I don't frequent planes, airports so bit foreign to me
The OP can comment obviously, but the KLM jet is fine. You're just seeing forward slats, used for low speed lift, similar in some ways to flaps. When I first saw it, I wondered, too. I went to his Flickr site, downloaded the image, and it looked just fine. On the other photo with the tower, the other jet, which looks like a 747-400, is well clear of the tower. The birds just happen to be by the airport.
Around here, in the DC area, airport DCA (Reagan National Airport) has many things to try to scare birds. There are bird cannons, either recordings of cannons or real explosive cannons, designed to scare birds away. There are also recorded bird sounds, but of birds in distress, again to scare birds away. DCA is on the Potomac River, and birds love it. Jet engines don't feel the same love, however.