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CessnaGuy
04-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Read this:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090423/tod-gaping-hole-left-in-plane-after-bird-870a197.html

Geremy Britton
04-23-2009, 11:59 AM
The nosecone can be a sensitive part of the plane protecting the radome. It is streamlined (hence the cone) so it's not a problem as air flows by however when a larger object hits the cone head one. It can crumple slightly or at worst what's happened here the metal has broken and the radome is exposed.

As far as i know though the plane is still airtight and there is no decompression at all. It is just a small cell at the front containing the signal receiver for the radar.