The Real Cause of the Recent Airplane-Bird Collisions

The Real Cause of the Recent Airplane-Bird Collisions

By The Editors Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Over the last two weeks, collisions with birds have forced two planes to make emergency returns to New York City area airports. It's a problem that stretches back to 2009, when Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger famously ditched the Airbus he was piloting into the Hudson River after a birdstrike disabled the plane's engines. Is it a coincidence? MAD dug deep to find the real cause of this dangerous phenomenon.

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From MAD #512, December 2011

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