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Bird strikes a legal issue for Australian airports
Last updated: 15 December 2017

published: 14 MAR 2005
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Aerodrome operators are being warned they need to look closely at the steps they are taking to minimise the risk of aircraft bird strikes in Australia. Each year more than 1300 aircraft bird strikes are officially reported, with around 150 planes damaged by collisions with birds. The cost and frequency of bird strikes has prompted a warning that it is possible legal action could be taken against people or organisations that have failed to take reasonable steps to prevent bird strikes. (CASA)

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