NYC to Kill 2K Geese Near Main Airports

Bird strike that brought down Flight 1549 inspires hunt to kill 2K Canada geese
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 5:15 PM CDT
A Canada goose and its goslings.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sully's revenge: Authorities are going to round up and kill up to 2,000 Canada geese near JFK and LaGuardia airports, reports the New York Post. A bird strike led to pilot Chesley Sullenberger's unexpected detour on the Hudson in January, and the city and Port Authority want to lower the risk for other planes. The hunt will start next week while the geese are molting and can't fly.

"The serious dangers that Canada geese pose to aviation became all to clear when geese struck US Airways Flight 1549," said Mayor Bloomberg.