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The inaugural Wildlife Hazard Strike

Balancing nature and security: wildlife and bird strike hazards

When it’s bird versus airplane, both lose. The energy released when a 3 kg (6.6 lb) bird is hit by an aircraft travelling 150 mph equals the energy released by dropping a 47 lb object from 100 feet. The result can be devastating. Just ask Jeff Skiles, First officer of US Airways flight 1549, the …

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