N.Y. geese gassed for air safety
The dramatic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River last year brought significant attention to what can happen when a bird strike cripples a plane.
But some Brooklyn residents were surprised recently to realize that hundreds of geese in a popular park had disappeared. Their fate? They were gassed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a report on the New York Times's Web site.
Airports around the country wrestle with how to deal with bird strikes. Earlier this year, a Baltimore Sun report detailed how the Department of Agriculture was fighting the problem at BWI - sometimes with a shotgun -- and other airports.
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