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Plane loses Engine; Downed Starlings Lose Nesting Area

Saturday, September 27, 2008
By George Hatcher
Plane loses Engine; Downed Starlings Lose Nesting Area

What: Northwest Airlines Flight #5808 leaving Little Rock National Airport Where: Little Rock National Airport When: Tue September 23, 2008 – Why: En route, the plane struck and killed 139 Starlings. The sheer quantity of their bodies closed a runway for 40 minutes. One of the birds flew into an engine, which is something... »

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