Navy, are studying the situation on their own through the Bird Strike
Committee, a group dedicated to "understanding and reducing bird and other wildlife hazards to aircraft.
However, the birds are increasingly causing problems pre-monsoon and last year saw five serious incidents in India, including a Qatar Airways Delhi-Doha flight, which had to return immediately after take-off after suffering a bird strike
and bird ingestion during take-off.
It also emerged yesterday that a second Tornado from the same Marham base in Norfolk was hit by a bird strike
on Tuesday afternoon, but made a safe descent to RAF Leeming in Yorkshire.
Fears about bird strikes
at Newcastle Airport will be examined at a public inquiry starting tomorrow.
One has to accept that a bird strike
could occur anywhere and at any time because a) birds are small, stupid, and very hard to see at speed, and b) the pilot's attention is often focused on other things.
are common at airports and in Italy there are on average 600 a year, but yesterday's was one of the most serious involving a civilian jet.
Last month a Government planning inspector allowed former Ultimate Leisure boss Allan Rankin to keep the water feature at his Cotehill Farm home, despite claims it would heighten the risk of bird strikes
on planes using nearby Newcastle Airport.
This is where most of what can be done to defeat a bird strike
An Air New Zealand flight was forced to return to Dunedin Airport today (9 October) following a reported bird strike
If a bird strike
occurs, all information entered will be automatically downloaded to a CA 1282/FAA or any other occurrence form, and will be instantly e-mailed direct to the bird control coordinator/operations manager.
Confirming that the Hawk had suffered a bird strike
, a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said the aircraft was at 1,000 feet when it was struck.
Both the new Bombardier Learjet 40 and the Learjet 45 XR aircraft will benefit from the high certification standards of the Learjet 45, including the latest requirements for bird strike
, takeoff and landing performance, and icing testing.