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Alaska Airlines Flight To San Jose Makes Emergency Landing After Reported Bird Strike

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A flight headed to the Bay Area from Seattle was forced to turn around Thursday night after a bird strike was reported. 107 more words

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Flight From BWI Forced To Land After Bird Strikes Windshield

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A U.S. Airways flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall to Phoenix was forced to turn around after takeoff tonight.

Airport officials say a bird struck the windshield of the plane. 29 more words

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American Airlines flight returns to Kennedy Airport safely after bird strike

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a plane has safely returned to Kennedy Airport after a bird strike.

WABC (http://7ny.tv/1EmHEdr ) says American Airlines Flight 1320 struck a bird just after 8:45 a.m. 33 more words

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Bird and F-7 involved in mutually assured destruction

A unfortunate bird has reduced Tanzania’s small force of F-7 fighters to an even tinier proportion. The bird struck the F-7, a Chinese copy of the MiG-21 on Friday as it was taking off, or rather was unlucky enough to be sucked into the plane’s engine, which caught fire. 131 more words

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Why don’t birds dodge planes?

Collisions between birds and aircraft have killed over 250 people since 1988, and cause millions of dollars in damage to aircraft every year. Around airports, bird populations are controlled using techniques like auditory and chemical repellents, and even… 193 more words

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Bird Strike Forces CALSTAR Helicopter To Land In Vacaville Parking Lot

VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A helicopter pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a parking lot in Vacaville after a bird strike Thursday evening. 72 more words

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Five Days in Jail for pilot as Israelis suspend fighter training

Five days in jail was an Israeli pilot’s reward for nearly crashing into the plane of a fellow aviator during Israeli training exercises. Despite the Commander in chief, Major General Amir Eshel, insisting all was normal, training was cancelled for several hours. 244 more words

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