bird strikes

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 00:10:28 MST

Today it appears that plane that went down in New York did
not have a castastrophic engine failure which rules out an early
theory, a bird strike. I heard something puzzling today: that the
number of reported bird strikes is increasing steadily and that
the number of strikes in the New York area is increasing faster
than the increase in the number of flights.

Are there more birds today in the New York area than there
were in the 50s when jets began to show up? Why?


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