Bird Strike Forces Delta Emergency Landing
- Duration 2:08
- Date Apr 20, 2012
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Let's start with this there were no -- injuries and there are coming nations for the entire flight crew -- on board the aircraft.
Say the flight -- was 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 a passenger in first -- -- -- incidentally was taking pictures out the window and you can see we're gonna put it in slow motion 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 planes 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 the flight crew.
Landed that plane about a 25 minutes after take up safely at JFK it was a move by the way to LAX.
All those on board applauding.
The aircraft touched down.
-- great job by the Japanese crew how how big problem is this -- 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 1990s.
There were only 793.
-- and wildlife strikes involving US aircraft do you see how dramatically that number has increased.
70% of the 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 615 million dollars a year.
Which leads us now great to ask the next question why does this appear to be a growing problem.
Well 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 much did.