Flight Risks Rise as Bird Strikes Increase | NBC Southern California

Flight Risks Rise as Bird Strikes Increase

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    Reported bird strikes are up and sharply increasing at local airports with Long Beach Airport reporting a 501 percent increase from 2008 to 2012. Bird strikes have shattered airplane windows, caused planes to make emergency landings and caused engines to catch on fire. Joel Grover reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2013.