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Bird Strike

Bird Poop May Be Key To Protecting Planes, Passengers

| John Bohannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Birds are no friends of airplanes. They routinely delay flights, and in the worst case, collide with windows and engines and cause crashes. Bird strik...

Government To Use Teen's High School Project

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

A California teenager's innovative Eagle Scout project is being used to protect wildlife and improve airport safety after catching the attention of th...

Captain Sully's First Three Thoughts After Bird Strike (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

How did Captain Sully Sullenberger stay so calm during the emergency landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River? When he joined me on Mondays With Mar...

Songbirds vs. Skyscrapers: What Urban Dwellers Can Do to Help

Andrew Harmon | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Andrew Harmon

They lay where they fell, backs or bellies against the concrete, wings perfectly tucked, as though the work of a roving taxidermist.

Hawk Brought Down Marine Chopper

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A bird strike caused a deadly helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton last year that killed two Marines, according to a Mar...

Bird Strike: Plane Struck By Bird Lands Safely At LAX

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Aviation Administration is blaming a bird collision for the emergency landing of a passenger plane at Los Angeles Inte...

Bird Strike Causes Plane To Make Emergency Landing

AP | BEN DOBBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Two jetliners crossed paths with flocks of Canada geese shortly after taking off from airports on consecutive days in New York...

Bird Strike Sends Delta Flight Back To Phoenix Airport

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHOENIX — Authorities say a Delta Air Lines flight headed to Utah has safely returned to Phoenix after one or more birds hit the aircraft. Fede...

Miracle on the Hudson, Not the Only Aviation Success Story

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Every year there are aviation events that go unnoted because actions of pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers prevented something bad from becoming awful.

Pigs Don't Fly:

Times Online | Jan Raath | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It took a wild pig on the runway at Harare International Airport to reveal what many Zimbabweans have long feared: the country's Civil Aviation Author...

Bird Strike Endangers LaGuardia Plane Again

NBC New York | Jennifer Millman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A bird strike has once again endangered a plane flying near LaGuardia Airport -- an incident that recalls the near-miss celebrated as "The Miracle on ...

Bird Strike Worries Complicate New York's Garbage Plan

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — About 700 yards from the end of a LaGuardia Airport runway, where thousands of planes take off and land, New York officials want to...

FAA: Wildlife Strikes On The Rise, Destroying Planes | By Deborah Tedford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The annual number of collisions between aircraft and wildlife quadrupled from 1990 to 2007 and poses a growing threat to aviation, according to a Fede...

Bird Strike Data Released By FAA

AP | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Airplane collisions with birds or other animals have destroyed 28 aircraft since 2000, with New York's Kennedy airport and Sacramen...

The Difference Between First Class And Coach

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When a US Airways jetliner crashed into the Hudson River last month, everyone survived. More than 150 passengers and crew members got into boats befor...

Hudson River Plane Crash: Video Of Other Plane Crashes, Photos, Map

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A US Airways jetliner crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a flock of birds apparently disabled both its engines. Rescuers pulled...

Bird Strike: What May Have Brought Down The US Air Flight? (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MSNBC is reporting that US Air Flight 1549, which has crashed into New York's Hudson River en route from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, NC, may have ...