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Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Apparently, birdstikes are a bigger problem than the public is generally aware of. I saw a show recently on The Discovery Channel about a P-3 Orion out of Elmendorf AFB in Alaska that sucked several Canadian Geese into its port engines on takeoff and went down with the loss of all hands. The AIR showed the base had no functioning bird abatement program, contrary to regulations. An agressive program was subsequently enacted, and no further catastrophic birdstrikes have been reported there.
[edit on 5-1-2006 by Icarus Rising]