DIA Reports Highest Number Of Bird Strikes In 2009

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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WASHINGTON - Denver recorded more bird strikes in the first seven months of 2009 than any other airport with 273, an increase over 223 during the same period in 2008.

The city is spending more money and has hired a second biologist to make Denver International Airport more safe. The airport sits on 52 square miles of land, making it the largest in the nation, and is surrounded by open agricultural areas. Local officials last year approved a landfill near the airport despite objections that the dump would attract birds.

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