If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck and is ingested
in a commercial aircraft engine like a duck, then is it a
In the case of an American Airlines McDonnell Douglas Super 80
departing Chicago (IL) last week, the answer was no. It was a
double-breasted cormorant. The bird was once close to extinction
(well, in fact, this particular bird IS extinct) and was, at one
time, on the federal list of endangered species.