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Animals threatening the Danish air traffic: air disaster is not unthinkable

It is in this time not impossible to get the idea that a higher power has imposed the Copenhagen, a new round of the ten plagues.

First washed the coronaepidemien over the town, then threatened a north zealand utility company with the pouring of 290,000 cubic metres of waste water out in the Sound, and now it is unwelcome geese that have made its first appearance in the Copenhagen Airport.

the Number of barnacle geese at the airport is supposedly grown from approximately 20,000 to 1.5 million. at 40 years. And they pose a growing threat to air traffic to and from the airport, believes professor of vildtøkologi at the University of Aarhus, Jesper Madsen.

- the Problem with barnacle geese is that they fly in dense flocks of several hundred at a time, and they fly so close to each other that a plane accidentally good can come to hit several geese at a time", says Jesper Madsen to the Danish TV2 Lorry.

According to the media, the aircraft hit the barnacle geese at least four times in the course of the past year.

The large birds, however, constitute only a small part of the total number of collisions. A total of 186 times met birds and planes last year in the air over Copenhagen, but in the vast majority of cases, there was talk about the smaller and more harmless birds.

below you can see how it looks when an aircraft encounters a bird in the air:

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the barnacle geese are protected animals, but in Tårnby and Dragør municipalities are allowed to shoot them because they pose a risk to aircraft. According to the media is the area around the airport hangout for tens of thousands of birds, and the problem will not be diminished by the fact that the airport is within a migration route for geese.

Copenhagen Airport has for the same reason fuglejægere employed, which in addition to the gunfire also meet the birds with megaphones.

Jesper Madsen is, however, still worried that it could end badly, if not the stock is reduced. In the worst case it can end up in an accident, he warns.

- It is not inconceivable that it's going to happen, because the number of geese has increased so dramatically, and the stock is on a continued upward curve. And while the stock has increased, so have the geese also shifted their wintering grounds up to copenhagen, " says Jesper Madsen to the Danish TV2 Lorry.

At Copenhagen Airport tells the safety manager Dorte Nygaard, that people are currently examining the possibilities to make it more unattractive for geese to settle down.

- One of the next initiatives, we are going to look at is whether we can shorten the period where there is food freely available in the fields. This requires of course a dialogue with our neighbors, and we are therefore looking at, says Dorte Nygaard to TV2 Lorry.

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