Bird strike

It’s not only teachers striking in Townsville – apparently we’ve got the highest incidence of “bird strike” in an Australian regional city. 

BIRDS have hit more planes at Townsville airport than at any other regional centre in the country, a new report shows.

From 2000 until the end of March, 324 bird strikes at Townsville airport were reported to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, with 17 strikes in the first three months of this year.

The figures were higher than at Rockhampton with 263 and Alice Springs on 160.

I only really posted on this because I saw that great Pelican picture in the Wall Street Journal’s photoblog.


queenstuss says:

I wonder if the fact that the airport and the Town Common are neighbours has anything to do with that statistic.

Nathan says:

The original story makes that point.

queenstuss says:

when you have a small boy sitting on your back, pretending that you are a machine from Bob the Builder, you aren’t too interested in reading whole stories.