Bloody Skies: The Fight to Reduce Deadly Bird-Plane Collisions

Author: Eric Uhlfelder

7 November 2013, National Geographic

Commercial jets are forced to land prematurely at an alarming rate after striking birds. However, the public is poorly informed about the hazards associated with these strikes, along with government’s refusal to implement proven avian radar to help mitigate risks. This extensive report uncovers the backstory that’s not being told since US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to ditch onto the Hudson River in January 2009.

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