Category: News

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 […]

2000 birds culled to protect planes and farms

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
By Rachel Young – The Press About 2000 Canada geese have been killed to prevent birdstrike to planes and damage to farm land. Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) and Federated Farmers held a Canada goose cull at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere this month. Christchurch Airport strategy and sustainability general manager Rhys Boswell said the geese were a […]

Swansea light aircraft crash lands after bird strike

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
BBC News South West Wales A light aircraft pilot has been forced to crash land near Swansea after hitting a flock of birds. The pilot, who was alone in the plane, suffered slight concussion when the aircraft flipped over during the emergency landing at Grovesend. South Wales Police said the man was a local farmer […]

Birdstrike Knocks Out Airplane Windshield

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
NBC News ORLANDO, Fla. —A bird struck a plane traveling from the Bahamas to Orlando Executive Airport on Friday, leaving a large hole in the windshield. The pilot of the Piper PA-31 Navajo was treated at the scene for lacerations to his head. There were conflicting reports as to whether one or two people of […]

Bird strike could have caused deadly plane crash in Australia

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
by Ben McClellan and Lia Harris The search has resumed today for a man still missing after a light plane crash off the south coast yesterday. The body of the other man onboard was recovered with significant head ­injuries on the ocean surface near debris and an oil slick yesterday. The ultralight plane “fell” out […]

Airports Commission sink Boris Johnson’s estuary airport plans

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing
By Adam Bienkov Boris Johnson's dreams of moving Heathrow airport to the Thames Estuary took a major setback today after an investigation found it would cause huge environmental, financial and safety risks.
A study for by the Airports Commission found that a new estuary airport on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent, would cause "large scale direct […]

Lakenheath Helicopter Crash Caused By Bird Strike

Nov 22, 2014 News by Pierre Molina
A US military helicopter from RAF Lakenheath which came down on the North Norfolk coast, killing four crew members, crashed as a result of bird strikes, officials have said. The HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near Cley next the Sea on January 7 during a routine training exercise. This morning the US Air Force issued […]

Red Arrows suffer THIRD bird strike in two weeks reports say

Aug 20, 2014 News by admin
By Retford Times The Red Arrows are believed to have been hit by a third bird strike in as many weeks, according to an unconfirmed report. It has been reported the Red 8 jet hit the bird during Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire today, although the incident has not yet been confirmed by the RAF. In the last fortnight, […]