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20 Dec 2011

It’s a Bird! Wildlife Pose Threat to Planes

Air travelers have dreaded flying in the past decade mostly because of terrorism threats. But today, they are faced with another kind of growing threat — collisions between wildlife and airplanes. Such collisions have increased from an average of 18 a day in 2000 to 30 per day in 2010.

20 Dec 2011

Wildlife Strikes by the Numbers

The number of wildlife strikes involving alligators … how often engines are affected when a wildlife strike damages a plane … the proportion of wildlife strike that occurred during the day