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Three bird strikes in four hours at LaGaurdia: no injuries

Sept. 4, 2014, New York, N.Y. - The Federal Aviation Administration says three bird strikes were reported in a four-hour period at New York's LaGuardia Airport. No one was injured.

September 4, 2014  By The Associated Press

The FAA says two of the arriving planes Wednesday belonged to
ExpressJet Airlines. One was turning to land at around 7:15 a.m. when a
bird apparently hit its nose gear. The other was taxiing to a ramp at
around 9 a.m. when it reported a strike.


At around 11:15 a.m., an incoming Air Canada flight landed safely after reporting a bird strike 12 miles


northeast of LaGuardia.


Birds have been a longstanding
problem around LaGuardia. In 2009, a jet leaving the airport hit a flock
of geese, knocking out both engines. Pilot Chesley Sullenberger safely
landed it on the Hudson River, becoming a national hero.


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