Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)
2001-09-25: WEW 1680, a Cessna 402, was taking off on Runway 27 at Saskatoon when the a/c struck a bird. The pilot rejected the takeoff and returned to the company hangar to inspect the a/c. There was no apparent damage, as the flight later departed for Melfort.
2001-09-28: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that due to the early morning hour of this incident the Fire Hall responded at 0643 a.m. to a call from the Tower requesting a bird strike clean up on Runway 27. Upon arrival they found approximately 6 prairie chickens that were dead after striking a Cessna 402. The Tower stated that there was no damage to the aircraft and that the aircraft continued it's flight to Melfort. The airport has concentrated its efforts over the past year or so on discouraging the greatest risk species, Geese and Gulls. The airport will undertake to eradicate these smaller birds on an ongoing basis as well using the shotgun. Field Maintenance crews are constantly on the vigil for birds on the airfield and when reported or spotted, are chased off. The primary means for deterring birds is with the use of scare pistols (screamers and bangers) occasionally reinforced with kills via shotgun. In addition to this, the crews do daily checks of all runway surfaces each morning during the summer months.
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