A Collision of Worlds: Visualizing Relationships Between Wildlife and Aircraft Using JMP® Software
Rosemary Lucas, Kyoko Keener, SAS
Do you remember the “Miracle on the Hudson”? On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out from LaGuardia Airport. Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger was able to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers survived. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Wildlife Strike Database contains over 140,000 reported wildlife strikes since 1990. Strike reporting is voluntary and this database only represents the information received from airlines, airports, pilots, and other sources. Using the power of JMP®, we explored this database and present here some of our discoveries.