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Wildlife Hazard Mitigation

During the past century, wildlife-aircraft strikes have resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives worldwide, as well as billions of dollars in aircraft damage. The FAA maintains a comprehensive program to address wildlife hazards. Through policy and guidance, research and outreach, we strive to stay ahead of the issue.

Hot Items

  • July 26, 2021, Updated Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft report:
    FAA's Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990 - 2020 is now available.
  • July 22, 2021, Call for information from current sUAS practitioners monitoring animals:
    The Federal Aviation Administration is working with research collaborators to develop selection criteria and initial sampling methods for unbiased animal count surveys using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The research team is seeking additional information from sUAS practitioners who have used sUAS to monitor animals.
    Please complete a quick 5-10 minute survey to share your experiences.
  • March 16, 2021, Update on Available Data in the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database:
    All 2020 wildlife strike reports submitted online (FAA Form 5200-7E) are valid and available on the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database. This does not include all 2020 Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs) or 5200-7 paper reports. They are being processed now and an update will be provided when they are complete.
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