26 April, 2009

Bird Strike

FAA make public the cases of bird strike data involving flight incidents. The bird strike data is reported to be the first ever being revealed by the FAA. However some argued that the problem involving bird's strike is much larger than that. The increase in such an incidents are reported to be due to the increase in the larger bird populations and at the same time increase in air traffic.

1 comment:

AirSafe said...

Keep in mind that the FAA bird strike database is voluntary, so you can't just look at the raw numbers. Aggressive reporting is only one reason why there may be many reports in the database from a particular airport or airline. Aviation organizations like the AirSafe.com Foundation offer many insights into how one should approach aviation safety data. Many of their bird strike examples are at birds.airsafe.org and strikevideos.blogspot.com.