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More than 1,400 bird strikes reported in state since 1990

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 24, 2009 at 10:50 am with No Comments »
April 24, 2009 10:50 am

The Federal Aviation Adimistration just released its database on bird strikes.

Washington saw more than 1,400 since 1990. There were 134 last year.

The FAA cautions, however, that they think only about 20 percent are being reported.

That would mean there were really about 7,000 in the last 19 years.


Another reporter on a listserv for computer-geek journalists spotted this description deep in the national data:

“Gotta love the 5 green iguana strikes, like INDEX_ID=114998: "REPTD BY PILOT WHO WAS NOT INVOLVED IN STRIKE. BUT RAN OVER THE CARCASS".”

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