January 24th, 2014|
There are countless problems that can arise when flying an aircraft, but one of the most dangerous situations a pilot can find himself in is when an aircraft strikes a bird while in flight or taking off. In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration reports that roughly 10,000 Bird Strike Aviation Accidents occur each year and have been responsible for a total of 242 deaths since the dawn of aviation in 1912.
The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain these startling statistics often leave citizens wondering what is being done to prevent bird strikes by airplanes from occurring. Some experts believe the same technology that is used to prevent aircrafts from colliding can also be used to keep planes and jets from running into birds.
An article from the Economist states research into the use of radar to prevent bird strikes began in 1984 in Israel. Since that time, the technology has advanced to the point certain units have been proven to reduce the chances of a bird strike by half. These results have prompted the United States Department of Agriculture to call for bird-detecting radar to be “pursued more vigorously”
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of attorneys are hopeful the recommendations to investigate the use of more advanced technology to prevent accidents are heard.