This report discusses the threat to human health and safety from aircraft collisions with wildlife (wildlife strikes). "Globally, wildlife strikes have killed more than 219 people and destroyed over 200 aircraft since 1988." This report explains the factors that contribute to this increasing threat. […] Experts within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Air Force expect the risk, frequency, and potential severity of wildlife-aircraft collisions to grow over the next decade. The FAA has initiated several programs to address this important safety issue. Among the various programs is the collection and analysis of data from wildlife strikes. […] This report presents a summary analysis of data from the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database for the 18-year period 1990 through 2007."
Federal Aviation Administration National Wildlife Strike Database, Serial Report No. 14
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