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bird strike

An incident deemed to have occurred whenever a pilot reports a bird strike; aircraft maintenance personnel identify damage to an aircraft as having been caused by a bird strike; personnel on the ground report seeing an aircraft strike one or more birds; or bird remains, whether in whole or in part, are found on an airside pavement area or within 200 ft of a runway, unless another reason for the bird's death is identified.
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In last seven months, more than 34 planes of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) were affected by bird strikes which caused millions of rupees loss to the national flag carrier.
"We have to attain high standards of operations and safety in our airports to maintain Kenya's status as a regional hub," he said.KAA statistics indicate that Kisumu International Airport has the highest chances of experiencing bird strikes, at 19.8 per 10,000 aircraft, as compared with the average of four bird strikes per every 10,000 aircraft movements since July 2018 to April 2019.
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Other safety guidelines included training to remind flight crews that more than three out of four bird strikes happen at airspeeds greater than 90mph.
He said that following the standard operating procedure, the PIA management had written to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for cleaning the area around airports to avoid the gathering of birds as bird strikes cause huge losses to the airline and put lives in danger.
In addition to enhancing the margin of safety by increasing aircraft recognition, the Pulselite System has been proven to significantly reduce bird strikes.
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The ordinance states there is a need to prevent or reduce the consequences of bird strikes, as these could result in malfunctioning of aircraft navigation or nose gear-steering system leading to directional-control problems or to temporary loss of control of the pilot.
Bird strikes are considered a major threat to flight safety.
This has meant extra work for the 'bird scarers' whose job is to prevent bird strikes on aircraft.
An unnamed employee (https://www.local10.com/travel/bird-slams-into-miami-bound-flight-on-approach-to-airport-1-1) told ABC-affiliate WPLG that while carriers do deal with bird strikes, they are "never like this." It was not clear whether the individual worked for American Airlines, Miami International Airport or another employer.