Reported Bird Strikes in Australia


On 24 December 1995 an Australian ibis was ingested into the engine of an Airbus A300 on takeoff from Coolangatta Airport. The damage to the engine
was extensive.

Bird strikes are a continual hazard for aircraft operations, particularly during the take-off and landing phases. The Bureau's database contains the birdstrike reports shown in appendix 1, tables IA, 1 B and 1 C for the years 1993, 1994 and 1995. It should be noted that the requirement for reporting birdstrike occurrences which did not involve aircraft damage was terminated in 1991. Prior to 1991 all bird-strike occurrences were reported to the Bureau and forwarded to the Civil Aviation Authority's Bird Hazard Investigation Unit.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication date: 21 November 1996
ISBN: 0 642 25626 8
Related: Bird Strikes
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