Reporting Strikes in the U.S. and Canada
For strikes in the U.S.
or on U.S. registered
aircraft, you have two choices. You can file an electronic report with the FAA's
online input form or you can print
a paper copy of the form (PDF file) and mail it in.
If your strike happens in Canada
or on an aircraft registered in Canada,
you can use the online Transport
Canada wildlife strike report form.
for submitting birdstrike feather remains
Why report a bird or other
wildlife (e.g., deer) strike?
The simple answer is that reliable reports of bird or other wildlife
strikes to aircraft makes it easier to reduce the problem. Governments,
airports, airlines, and aircraft operators have limited resources for
reducing bird and other wildlife hazards. The data from bird and other
wildlife strike reports make it easier to figure out how to best reduce the
risk to lives, property, and the environment.
My aircraft wasn't even
damaged, so why bother?
Most bird strikes do not cause any aircraft damage. But all bird
strikes tell wildlife biologists and other experts something about trends
in numbers of strikes, size of birds, or areas of high risk. Remember, the
experts cannot help you unless you help them.
Who should report bird or
other wildlife strikes?
Pilots, mechanics, airport staff, and anyone else who is either
involved in a bird or other wildlife strike or who may find evidence of
such a strike can and should file a report.
is it to report a strike?
Not hard at all. If you are reading this sentence, then you can
file an FAA or Transport Canada
bird or other wildlife strike report using the links above. http://wildlife.pr.erau.edu/strikeform/birdstrikeform.html