“We are No Safer now than when Sully Landed on the Hudson”

Author: Eric Uhlfelder

9 September 2016, New York Daily News

More than seven years after US Airways Flight 1549 collided with Canada Geese and made an emergency landing on the Hudson, data shows we are no safer flying today than we were that cold January day in 2009. Captain Sullenberger agrees. Avian radar is a proven technology that can significantly reduce the risk of bird strikes. But the FAA continues to drag its feet on requiring its adoption. Instead, local authorities continue to rely on land management and extensive wildlife killing to reduce strike risks. This approach is not working.

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