FAA: Airports need to take bird strikes seriously

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is redoubling efforts to force the nation’s airports to take the threat of bird striking aircraft more seriously.

>> Photo (right) from bird strike at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska after Canada Geese struck a USAF training plane. >>

New efforts by the FAA come on the heals of the bird strike that brought down a US Airways jet earlier this year. The collision with a flock of Canada Geese knocked out both engines and forced the plane to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River. The plane had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport.

Read the story in the USA Today

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