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(Studio: Katie Couric) The investigation into whether birds caused the crash last year of a helicopter in Louisiana reported.
(LaGuardia Airport: Richard Schlesinger) A radar system to detect birds that is already used by the Navy and Air Force but not civilian aircraft featured; scenes shown of a crashed Air Force plane that collided with geese in 1995; details given about how the system works and the NTSB recommendations to the FAA about bird strike avoidance systems. [Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Lt. Col. Lee LANDIS- says the system helps us avoid birds.] [Former NTSB member John GOGLIA- says the FAA's slow approach is not acceptable.] [University of Illinois professor Edwin HERRICKS- cites "due diligence" about a system.] Footage of US Airways Flight 1549 that splash landed in the river shown.
- Couric, Katie;
- Schlesinger, Richard
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