Air Canada 706 was coming in for a landing around 11:15 a.m. when it reported a bird strike about 12 miles from the airport, the FAA said.Comments
Air Canada 706 was coming in for a landing around 11:15 a.m. when it reported a bird strike about 12 miles from the airport, the FAA said.
ExpressJet Airlines 5432 reported striking a bird while taxiing to the ramp after landing around 8:53 a.m., the FAA said. The bird was found on the windshield, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
ExpressJet Airlines 5400, which took off from Greensboro, North Carolina, landed at the airport safely after reporting a bird strike around 7:18 a.m. There’s evidence a bird struck the aircraft’s nose gear, according to the FAA.
The incidents all occurred on or near Runway 31, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
No damage or injuries were reported, said The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.
The FAA is investigating and the Smithsonian will examine the remains, Papa reported.
Bird strikes are not uncommon.
Last year alone, the Federal Aviation Administration reported 11,000 wildlife strikes at 650 airports nationwide.
In the most famous incident, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger splash-landed a US Airways flight in the Hudson River following a double bird strike on Jan. 15, 2009. All 155 people on board Flight 1549 were rescued and uninjured.
News of the most recent bird strikes was unsettling to many travelers.
“That’s really scary,” said Janice Eckstein, of Upland, California. “You have to think of the safety of people first, I mean as much as we love animals and stuff.”
The Port Authority is responsible for controlling the bird population and said its mitigation efforts are extensive, Diamond reported.
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