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Credibly frightening moments onboard a Delta Airlines flight the plane forced to make an emergency landing at New York's JFK airport shortly after take off -- the plane hit a flock of birds affecting one of the engines here's the pilot talking to the control tower.
Dealt with that particular area that an engine failure on the right and declaring it a completely completely bird strike that is -- -- -- to let you know our that's.
Dealt with -- -- people -- -- -- -- nine gold -- incorporate our lives and that's what it.
David Lee Miller a -- York city newsroom with more David what more do we know about this incident.
We'll start with this there were no -- injuries and there are coming nations with the entire flight crew -- on board the aircraft.
Say the flight -- was a cool calm and collected again that plane landed safely yesterday.
There was some incredible video that we got a glimpse of it earlier here you see -- passenger -- first -- -- -- incidentally was taking -- out the window and you can -- we're gonna put -- in slow -- now.
The a flock of birds flying by the aircraft.
A number of those birds.
Believed to be sucked into the engine on the right hand side of the plane it blew the right engine out.
Less than a thousand feet in the air.
The plane began to buck for about half a minute.
And then there was some even more terrifying moments -- from the cabin began to.
Fill with smoke but again India flight crew.
Landed that plane about a 25 minutes after take off safely at JFK it was a move by the way to LAX.
All those on board applauding him the aircraft touchdown.
-- great job by the captain and crew how how big problem is this -- that.
Surprisingly this has a very big problem and it happens a great deal more frequently than most people realize we have some interesting statistics here.
Let's start last year 2011 there were 101000 bird and wildlife strikes involving US aircraft and the majority of those incidents did involve birds.
Let's look at 1990.
There were only 793.
-- and wildlife strikes involving US aircraft do you see how dramatically that number has increased.
70% of these strikes occur at an elevation of less than 500 feet.
And it 219 people were killed worldwide due to bird aircraft strikes since 1988.
And there's also an economic cost to all this these -- and wildlife aircraft strikes cost about 650 million dollars a year.
Which leads us now great to ask the next question why does this appear to be a growing problem -- according to the experts they tell me that there has been an increase in the a bird population due to conservation efforts has also been an increase in net aircraft activity and -- also seeing an increase.
In these incidents being reported.
Great all right David Lee Miller thanks for it.
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