Category: News

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 […]

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 […]