Friday, April 24, 2009

FAA: 233 bird strikes at Charlotte/Douglas

The Federal Aviation Administration today released for the first time the time and place of airplane-bird strikes since 1990. The disclosures come after the ditching of a US Airways jet in the Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out both its engines in January.

The data for Charlotte/Douglas International Airport shows that from Jan 2004 to Dec. 2008, there were 233 bird strikes reported at CLT. One strike caused "substantial damage," the report shows.

Click here to see bird strikes at Charlotte/Douglas since 1990.

The Associated Press reports that since 2000, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York reported at least 30 accidents where damage was either substantial or the plane was actually destroyed. Sacramento International Airport in California reported at least 28 such accidents.

Click here for the complete FAA database.

10 comments:

harris said...

PETA is going to be pissed

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS.

Anonymous said...

Planes Eating Tasting Animals.

Mary said...
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Mary said...

You never know when you're going to get sucked into a jet engine.

Anonymous said...

Boycott Lettuce. Eat Birds!!!

Yamo said...
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Anonymous said...

Anon 5:44 Nothing because our city leaders are incompetent.

GlenLaurel said...

harris, you're hilarious. i love it. i'm not even sure this "statistic" needs incredible action by our city leaders. in fact, i'm not sure i care. hitting birds (found naturally in the sky) is a seemingly logical consequence of launching these massive air-sucking engine-propelled contraptions into the air. kinda like roadkill... right?

Anonymous said...

ok whatever he did god has the final say so let us continual to pray for HIM and his FAMILY'if we are not doing that we are NO better than HIM,BIPSHOP STAY N THE WILL OF GOD...