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U.S. Aviation Faces Surging Bird-Strike Threat

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Collisions Have More Than Quadrupled Since 1990 Amid Increasing Air Traffic and Growing Wildlife Populations

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Dee C. (23)
Friday April 24, 2009, 4:20 pm
"WASHINGTON -- The number of collisions between planes and birds is surging, according to data released Friday that highlight how little is known about the threat of bird strikes to aviation.

Reports of wildlife strikes similar to the one that forced a US Airways flight to make an emergency water landing in the Hudson last January more than quadrupled to 7,666 in 2007 from 1,759 in 1990, according to a report by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Agriculture."
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