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150/5200-32B - Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes

Date Issued
May 31, 2013
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 explains recent improvements in the FAA’s 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.