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Via AMNY.com, Original Story By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY

A United Airlines Airbus 320 from Chicago struck a bird on its final approach to LaGuardia Airport Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot safely landed the plane at 11:06 a.m., and the crew reported no injuries, said the FAA, which is investigating the incident. The agency said there have been at least five bird strikes at LaGuardia so far this year.

The most famous bird strike involved US Airways Flight 1549, which ditched in the Hudson River after Canada geese disabled both engines. The 155 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived.

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Another recent story from EnidNews.com (Enid News and Eagle) written by Jeff Mullin, discusses the frequency of bird strikes and provides a brief history of these events.  The original story can be found here and excerpts from the story are below:

Between 1990 and 2013 there were more than 140,000 bird strikes to civil aircraft reported in the United States. Civil aviation bird strikes have led to at least 24 deaths and 235 injuries in the United States since 1988.

And birds don’t only collide with civilian aircraft. In fiscal year 2013, the Air Force reported 4,230 bird strikes, costing more than $46 million. Since 1985 there have been more than 104,000 military bird strike incidents, causing $877 million in damages and the loss of 32 lives.

Bird strikes have been an aviation hazard from the beginning. According to diaries kept by the Wright brothers, the first bird strike ever reported occurred in 1905. The first bird strike fatality occurred in 1912, when aviation pioneer Cal Rodgers hit a seagull during an exhibition flight off Long Beach, Calif. The gull became entangled in the aircraft’s control cables, causing the fatal crash.

Full story, here.

You can find the 2013 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) report detailing Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States during 1990–2012, here.

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