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A visual inspection of the battered, dented left engine of the US Airways jetliner that ditched in the Hudson River found no evidence of organic matter, but there are signs the plane hit a soft body, federal investigators say.
Earlier this week, the safety board said the right engine also revealed evidence of "soft body damage" and that "organic material" was found in that engine and on the wings and fuselage. A single feather also was found.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
There are AT LEAST 2,300 non-fatal bird strikes a year reported in the US alone. The FAA thinks that 80% of bird strikes are not reported. That means that there are probably over 5,000 non-fatal strikes every year in the US.