WestJet 737 lands in Vancouver after striking a flock of Canada Geese on approach to Victoria

Tackling the menace of bird strikes

Dec 2, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Flying birds ‘interface with aircraft is increasingly becoming a recurring headache for  the global aviation industry. Huge cost borne by airlines to replace  damaged engines and the attendant  effects on  air safety is forcing airport authorities to evolve containment measures,  writes KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR. Birds strike is causing incalculable damage to the global air transport industry […]

Egrets on San Antonio’s Bird Island to face shock and awe

Dec 2, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Work crews soon will begin trimming trees and clearing underbrush at Bird Island, a haven for about 1,000 cattle egrets at Elmendorf Lake, to help prevent a potentially catastrophic bird strike involving military aircraft. Under a timeline announced by the city and the San Antonio River Authority, the crews will begin cutting and trimming Monday. […]

Kites suffered most bird-hits in 52 years

Nov 26, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Kites have been involved in the highest number of bird strike cases across civil and defence airports, during take-off and landing across India, over the past 52 years, revealed data from the Indian Air Force (IAF). At the International Conference on Wetland and Migratory birds in Lonavala on Wednesday, the IAF presented their own data […]

Pilot lands plane blind after bird strike

Nov 25, 2019 News by Gary Searing
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Todd Unruh never believed they were going to die. Even covered in glass, in pain and flying blind, the pilot felt a sense of calm. “At no point did I think about my daughter being without a father; I didn’t let that emotion come into play,” he […]

Rabbits are being sucked up by plane engines in Ireland

Nov 23, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Rabbits at Ireland’s Dublin Airport are being sucked up by plane engines as jets taxi down runways, according to the Irish Post. So far this year, 11 bunnies have reportedly been “ingested” by motors while authorities have managed to relocate another 44 rabbits that were in harm’s way. Neither Irish aviation officials nor the rabbits have […]