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Domenick - you did not seem to find or look very hard for Delta Flight 1063 on which a passenger captured 8 Canada Geese flying by the starboard side of the aircraft and which one or more of those 8 geese were ingested into the Starboard engine - destroying it. Look it up on you tube - the videos are there - very compelling evidence really. Delta Flight 1063 took off out of JFK's eastbound runway adjacent to Jamaica Bay and was only airborne for a few seconds when it ploughed into the geese. The aircraft circled and returned to land on the other engine but the engine cost millions of dollars to replace - every single turbo fan blade inside it was shattered. The New York New Jersey Port Authority paid the damages to the aircraft just as they did for the La Guardia flight of flight 1549 - that one cost over $100 million dollars. Canada Geese are an enormous problem for aircraft as they are larger than the planes components are designed or tested for - which is a four pound chicken - not a 12-20 lb goose. Killing them or removing them is a very temporary fix and only a minor reduction in risk. JFK shoots thousands of birds every year - more keep coming and the bird strike numbers keep rising. Jul 12, 2013