Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)
2001-04-04: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that up to one year ago, there had been only one known bird strike at the Medicine Hat airport. Three have been reported over the last year. Historically, pigeon complaints and problems have been recorded throughout the City. The presence of predatory birds and pigeon control techniques in the city core may be displacing the pigeons to the airport. Since early March, about six pigeons frequent the two locations on the airport property. Proposed action: - The small number of pigeons located on airport property will be destroyed. - Cut vegetation to improve FSS, Pilot, and Maintenance visibility of all areas of the strip to reduce nesting habitat for certain bird species. - Maintenance crews are instructed to be vigilant for birds as they do daily runway, and weekly fence checks. - In accordance with local bylaws, the airport will seek authorization for airport staff to discharge a high velocity pellet gun within the City Limits.
2001-03-26: GLR 743, a Beech 1900, was on final approach to Runway 03 at Medicine Hat and approximately 150 feet from the threshold when the crew reported a bird strike on the leading edge of the port wing. The bird appeared to be a pigeon. There was no apparent damage to the aircraft.
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