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Why Bash can spell disaster for pilots
11:20am Monday 14th January 2013 in News
ANYONE really afraid of flying should have avoided a recent talk given to the Ledbury Rotary Club – on the effect of bird-strikes on aviation.
Dr Peter Robertson, who works for Defra, spoke about his work managing problems caused by bird strikes on aircraft, and explained that the result of a Bash (Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard) can be devastating.
Ledbury Rotary Club spokesman Jan Long said: “Peter reminded his audience of the case in America where a flock of Canadian geese were sucked into the engines of a passenger jet forcing the heroic pilot to ditch into the Hudson River, saving the lives of his passengers and crew.”
Ledbury Rotary President Rob Hooper thanked Dr Robertson and said he now felt more confident about using airplanes.