Despite FAA’s Best Efforts, Bird-Strike Data to Be Made Public

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Transportation secretary Roy LaHood has virtuously swatted down a proposal by secret bird allies in the Federal Aviation Administration to keep secret the rising statistics on so-called "bird strikes." "To keep this information secret when most every other accident type is reported made no sense at all. Secretary LaHood is making the right call," senator Chuck Schumer said, obviously thinking quietly, "And when I find out who these human/bird double agents in the FAA are, I'm siccing Andrew Cuomo on them." [WSJ]