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Wildlife strikes in aviation reach record in 2019

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Wildlife strikes in aviation reach record in 2019

IFA Comment – Never forget the importance of sending any remains for analysis. Investigators and maintainers have a key role to play. It’s by knowing what the threat is that better measures can be taken. 

A new report about wildlife hazards to aviation shows that 2019 was a record-breaking year for wildlife strikes.

According to the report released in February 2021 from the FAA and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, there was an increase of 1,007 wildlife strikes in 2019 over the 2018 total, a jump of 6%.

The number of wildlife strikes annually reported has increased more than 9-fold from 1990 to a record high of 17,228 in 2019, officials noted.

Link to General Aviation News full report

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