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22 May 2012

Dr. Curtis interviewed about bird strikes by Columbia University

Earlier this month, Lars Vercelli of the Columbia University School of Journalism interviewed Dr. Curtis about his thoughts on bird hazards to aircraft, and about ways to reduce bird strike risks from a proposed garbage facility near New York's LaGuardia airport.

Over the course of ten days in mid-April 2012, there were several serious incidents involving birds colliding into planes across the US (including a strike described in an earlier story on a passenger who recorded a bird strike with an iPad). While no one was harmed in these strike events, these incidents brought renewed attention to this ongoing aviation concern.

The two videos below incude the report broadcast by Columbia News Tonight, as well as additional comments from Dr. Curtis.

Columbia News Tonight report

Extended comments from Dr. Curtis

Additional bird stirke resources bird stirke information page
Bird Strike Committee USA

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