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25 Years of Aircraft Wildlife Strikes in USA

25 Years of Aircraft Wildlife Strikes in USA

Wildlife and bird strikes—sometimes called birdstrikebird ingestion (for an engine)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird) and a human-made vehicle, especially aircraft.

Bird strikes are a significant threat to flight safety, and have caused a number of accidents with human casualties. The number of major accidents involving civil aircraft is quite low and it has been estimated that there is only about 1 accident resulting in human death in one billion flying hours.

Most accidents occur when there is a collision involving a bird (or birds) and the windscreen or a bird (or birds) is sucked into the engines of mechanical aircraft. These cause annual damages that have been estimated at $400 million within the United States of America alone and up to $1.2 billion to commercial aircraft worldwide.

This week as part of #MakeoverMonday, we analise the last 25 years of aircraft wildlife strikes in the USA with some astonishing figures. Click on the dashboard image below for the full interactive dashboard and for more insights:

About The Author

Pablo Gomez

Originally from Argentina, Pablo co-founded I FOR IDEAS, a Branding and Marketing company specialised on graphic design and digital content. After working in data analysis and reporting for over a decade, he was introduced to Tableau in early 2013. Always fascinated by Data and Graphic Design, Tableau was the perfect platform to combine both of his passions.

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