Tue, Jan 27, 2009
Plane Lost Power In One Engine
"Miracle on the Hudson," but there's been
another bird strike involving an Airbus A320.
This time, UPI reports it happened to a JetBlue flight departing
Orlando on Saturday. Company officials say the plane was likely hit
by birds, and lost power in one engine, leading the crew to abort
JetBlue's Jenny Dervin commented, "We did find some damage that
is consistent with a bird strike." No injuries were reported to the
passengers or crew.
In its report on the incident, the Orlando Sentinel notes more
than 82,000 bird strikes were reported at nearly 1,600 US airports
between 1990 to 2007.
Birds and other wildlife striking aircraft cause damage
estimated at $620 million, just in the US alone.
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