Monday, June 15, 2009

A Literal Wild Goose Chase

New York city has announced plans to "remove and dispose of" as many as 2,000 geese in the coming weeks. In January a USAir flight hit a flock of birds, lost both engines, and was forced to ditch in the Hudson River. The city hopes that the effort will reduce the number of bird strikes around the city's major airports.

Meanwhile, the American Council of Geese has announced plans to trap and dispose of hundreds of 737s and 747s in an effort to reduce the number of plane strikes. This comes after a USAir flight in January killed several innocent geese in a brazen daytime attack.

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