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Newark, New Jersey / Airplane Bird Strike #968499

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) A close call involving a commercial airliner and a flock of geese reviewed; diagram shown of Continental Flight 99 encountering the birds over Newark, New Jersey and dumping jet fuel; map shown; footage shown from last year’s Miracle on the Hudson landing; the increase in bird strike reports cited; radio transmission from Frontier Flight 820 out of Kansas City last November played. [Retired pilot Tom CASEY‡- explains why the plane must land light.] [USDA bird strike consultant Richard DOLBEER†- says the threat is growing.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom
Duration:
00:02:30

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