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150/5200-32B - Draft AC 150/ 5200-32B, Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes

Date Issued
November 30, 2012
Responsible Office
AAS-300,  Office of Airport Safety and Operations - Airport Safety & Operations Division

This AC explains the importance of reporting collisions between aircraft and wildlife, more commonly referred to as wildlife strikes. It also examines recent improvements in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Reporting system; how to report a wildlife strike; what happens to the wildlife strike report data; how to access the FAA National Wildlife Strike Database (NWSD); and the FAA’s Feather Identification program.