US Airways Flight 1549 introduced much of the non-aviation world to the hazards that birds pose to airplanes. But data gathered since the January 2009 day that the US Airways A320 lost power in both engines after plowing through a flock of Canada geese and was piloted safely down in New York’s Hudson River suggest that the accident boosted wildlife mitigation’s visibility within the industry as well. Last year, the FAA’s wildlife strike database collected 11,315 strike ...

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