Bird strikes soar despite crackdown after 'Miracle on the Hudson'
from Toronto Star
Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programs at the New York City area's three major airports found that nearly 70,000 gulls, starling, geese and other birds have been slaughtered, mostly by shooting and trapping, since the 2009 incident, and it's not clear whether those killings have made the skies safer.
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