American Airlines Flight Safely Returns to Airport After Bird Strike Causes Fiery Engine Failure

American Airlines Flight Safely Returns to Airport After Bird Strike Causes Fiery Engine Failure

Most people became aware of how destructive bird strikes can be through the Miracle on the Hudson. In 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River just off of Midtown Manhattan after the plane struck a flock of Canadian geese and lost all engine power. The number of bird strikes has risen dramatically sinceā€¦

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