Category: News

Air Malta airbus engine damaged by a single pigeon

Sep 30, 2019 News by Gary Searing
The bird flew into the engine as the plane was going to take off and the impact damaged the titanium fan blades The new Air Malta Airbus was speeding down the runway at Malta International Airport when a single bird flew into the jet engine and damaged the airplane’s titanium blades, a company engineer said.  […]

Why we support moving egrets from Elmendorf Lake Park

Sep 8, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Egrets roost at Elmendorf Lake Park, but the military has said they pose a flight risk to aircraft. The USDA has a nonlethal, humane mitigation plan to deter the birds from the park. Egrets roost at Elmendorf Lake Park, but the military has said they pose a flight risk to aircraft. The USDA has a […]

Russian authorities to probe airports’ exposure to bird risk

Sep 5, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Russian authorities are proposing to assess airports’ vulnerability to bird activity, in the wake of the Ural Airlines Airbus A321 landing accident outside Moscow. The aircraft came down in a field shortly after departing Moscow Zhukovsky on 15 August. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia adds it is proposing to co-operate with law enforcement to “verify […]

Russian Jet Averts Tragedy With Cornfield Crash Near Moscow

Aug 15, 2019 News by Gary Searing
A Russian airline pilot averted disaster Thursday, safely landing an Airbus A321 jet with over 230 passengers and crew on board in a cornfield near Moscow after it struck a flock of seagulls and lost power in both engines. The Crimea-bound Ural Airlines plane was forced to touch down without landing gear deployed after seagulls […]

Moody jet hits bird, drops 3 dummy bombs over N. Florida

Jul 1, 2019 News by Gary Searing
And since birds are causing bombs to fall from the sky, we thought we would post yeat another one… MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP/WCTV) – The Air Force says it’s investigating after a fighter jet from Moody AFB struck a bird and dropped three dummy bombs used for training over North Florida. Moody AFB […]