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Numerous birdstrikes tonight at JFK  
User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 470 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6765 times:

Jetblue inbound declared emergency at JFK. Tower said he was 16 miles out. Tower said emergency equipment in position. Pilot asked for a go-around on original approach "to work out some issues".

Don't know if related, but minutes earlier an Aer Lingus departing aircraft called in a birdstrike to the windshield.

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User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6754 times:

Aircraft has landed, but appears it can't make it off the runway. Tower called for a tug.

User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6624 times:

Three bird strikes in the last hour at JFK. Two most recent were at about 400-500 feet prior to landing. All aircraft on approach being warned of the birds.

User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

Birdstrike number four just happened. Pilot reported it at about 800 feet before landing.

Any way to update the headline to show JFK birdstrikes??


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6538 times:



Quoting CanyonBlue17 (Reply 3):
Any way to update the headline to show JFK birdstrikes??

Try hitting the suggest deletion button, and in the comments box say what you would like the title changed to (best make it clear you don't want the thread deleted, just renamed) - the moderators should be able to change the title for you...

V/F



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6534 times:

Thats a lot of bird-strikes for this late at night.....weird!!

At least planes made it safely back and no lives were lost.



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User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

Tower said it has been more than 1/2 hour since last reported strike, but he is continuing to warn pilots. Tower said the strikes have been "persistent" all night and have taken place with both departing and arriving flights. Tower called it "unusual" and "weird" for this to be taking place this late in the evening (started around 10pm EDT).

Another pilot chimed in and said he saw a "rodent" while landing. Someone suggested a call to the catering department.


User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6105 times:



Quoting CanyonBlue17 (Reply 6):
Tower said it has been more than 1/2 hour since last reported strike, but he is continuing to warn pilots. Tower said the strikes have been "persistent" all night and have taken place with both departing and arriving flights. Tower called it "unusual" and "weird" for this to be taking place this late in the evening (started around 10pm EDT).

Another pilot chimed in and said he saw a "rodent" while landing. Someone suggested a call to the catering department.

ROTFL LMAO
 bigthumbsup 

Wonder if it is just the spring migration mixed with the 7 lows that surround the NE now. Anyone know if PHL,BWI,IAD,DCA having the same problem?


User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5868 times:



Quoting CanyonBlue17 (Reply 2):
All aircraft on approach being warned of the birds.

I've always wondered why they do that. Can a pilot do anything to avoid the birds? I guess it would prepare the pilot to take action if they do hit a bird, but can they do anything other than that?


User currently offlineDingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5449 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 8):
Can a pilot do anything to avoid the birds? I guess it would prepare the pilot to take action if they do hit a bird, but can they do anything other than that?

Both LGA and JFK are next to several bird sanctuaries. LGA is near three? of them, and right behind JFK is a huge one -- one of the largest on the entire east coast with over 330 bird species. I can't remember the name of the sanctuary or its location right now but I know a NYC guy who enjoys going out there to take photos of the birds.

Kinda difficult, even at best.



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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

birds of metal or birds of feathers, birds still need to fly.  Wink


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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3970 times:



Quoting CanyonBlue17 (Reply 6):
Tower called it "unusual" and "weird" for this to be taking place this late in the evening



Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 7):
the 7 lows

Hmm... anyone any good with anagrams?


User currently offlineIdlewild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3843 times:
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It's the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge which is inside the Gateway National Park section of NYC. If I remember history correctly JFK, when it opened up as Idlewild, had a huge reflecting pool with fountains in front of the IAB. They had to get rid of it because it was attracting birds, migrating and domestic with the flight paths.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3392 times:

[quote=DingDong,reply=9]Both LGA and JFK are next to several bird sanctuaries. LGA is near three? of them, and right behind JFK is a huge one -- one of the largest on the entire east coast with over 330 bird species. quote]

Well, perhaps less than 330 species now....

What the hell is going at JFK then? Wow!! I hope all the planes land safely and there are no major scares!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2900 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

This would have just made my day complete. After schlepping out to the west coast on Sunday departing in pouring rain (on time!) out of JFK to SMF, working in the bay area all week in crappy weather, the weather finally clears when I am leaving SFO (thanks Mother Nature...you bitch), it would have been soooooo fitting for me to have a bird strike on my flight on 07-MAY SFO-JFK which landed at dusk. Luckily, I was not involved in a bird strike, but those clouds were REALLY low, wouldn't be surprised if there were birds flying right by and I couldn't even see them. At least I didn't have to work on Friday @ JFK...I am sure we probably had a plane in the hangar due to bird strike damage.  crazy 

~H81



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User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

The airlines need to use the bird radars..I thought the airport had a bird warning system in place already.


Bring JetBlue To Mexico City! (TLC and/or MEX would be great)
User currently offlineJbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1895 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 8):
I've always wondered why they do that. Can a pilot do anything to avoid the birds? I guess it would prepare the pilot to take action if they do hit a bird, but can they do anything other than that?

Probably can't do much by way of avoidance given how dark it is, but still wise to alert the crews so they can be more alert/mentally prepared should something happen.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

We landed on 22L JFK yesterday (May 8th), VS009) at 1915 and as we held for aircraft taking off 22R, I could see many flocks of birds in the skies around. There were both migratory (in formation) and random groupings, undeterred by roaring widebodies leaping into the skies (hence the term 'birdbrain'?). It's time to relocate the National Wildlife Refuge (if it is the culprit) in the interest of protecting human lives.

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