Author: Gary Searing

Dana: Dual engine failure, bird strike may have caused crash

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Source: BusinessDay The pilot of the Dana Air plane that crashed in on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board, called the control tower to report dual engine failure shortly before going down. Aviation minister, Stella Oduah, made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking with journalist at the presidential villa. "It was shortly after the […]

RSPB attacks Ribble seagull cull amid BAE bird strike fears

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
Source: BBC NEWS Lancashire The government has given the go-ahead to cull thousands of seabirds in the Ribble Estuary because of safety fears at a nearby airfield. But The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says the decision is a "dangerous precedent". The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ruled after […]

Bird strike leads to Waikato plane crash

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
source: NZCity The occupants of a light plane had a lucky escape when it ran off the end of the runway at Waharoa, near Matamata. A light plane has crashed at a Waikato airfield after a bird got in the way as it was trying to take off. The plane ran off the end of […]

Collisions between birds and airplanes are going to get worse

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
From Canada geese to snowy owls, avian strikes at airports aren’t going anywhere By Katie Drummond – The Verge It's the flight risk that TSA agents can't screen for: a single bird getting sucked into an airplane's jet engine can wreak damage serious enough to require an emergency landing or, much more rarely, even cause the […]

Norfolk helicopter crash: bird strike probed

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
By Sam Marsden, and Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent – The Telegraph Investigators are looking at whether an American military helicopter which crashed on a nature reserve, killing all four crew members, could have been brought down by a bird strike. Police said there was a “possibility” geese roosting on salt marshes flew into the US […]