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Top ten US airports reporting wildlife-aircraft collisions

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4) JFK International, New York, 1,811 reported incidents.

Sprawled along the edge of a giant coastal wetlands area, John F. Kennedy International Airport shares airspace with thousands of birds — many of which wind up as carcasses on the runways after colliding with aircraft, writes the Associated Press.

For the aircraft, the results range from minor to serious.

Federal Aviation Administration data released Friday say the Queens airport has had the most bird incidents with serious damage this decade. The issue has received greater attention since a pilot successfully landed his US Airways Inc. jet in the Hudson River after hitting a flock of birds on takeoff from nearby LaGuardia Airport.

5) Memphis International, Tennessee, 1,541 reported incidents.

The FAA database reported 15 strikes in Memphis that caused substantial damage to aircraft reports the Commercial Appeal.

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