Monday, April 2, 2012

goose strikes out

New York airport officials intend to reduce the Canadian Geese population from a current level of 250,000 to a more manageable 85,000.

They will achieve this through a variety of means including hunting, birth control and capturing then gassing them according to methods approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Do you remember when Captain “Sully” landed his plane in the Hudson River back in January 2009?
In that accident, Canadian geese hit both of the jet’s engines, causing a catastrophic failure that led to the splashdown.

According to the Department of Agriculture, there have been 78 Canada goose strikes over the last 10 years in New York, and those strikes have caused more than $2.2 million in aircraft damage. 

Now you know.

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