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Poll: Should birds be moved from preserves to protect airplanes?

A large flock takes flight over an active

A large flock takes flight over an active runway as an airplane in the background prepares to depart Republic Airport in Farmingdale. (April 25, 2012) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Collisions between birds and airplanes have risen 31 percent in the metro area's major airports in the past two years, according to federal government statistics.

Despite calls for improved wildlife management after a bird strike caused the "Miracle on the Hudson" water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009, collisions have climbed nearly 40 percent at Kennedy Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration's Wildlife Strike Database.

Should the government move birds from nature preserves to protect flights from airports?


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