Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard


Historical birdstrikes emphasize the need for active management at these facilities.


22 Sept 1995; USAF E-3 AWACS; Elmendorf AFB; On takeoff the aircraft struck a flock of geese; all 24 occupants were killed.


14 July 1996; NATO E-3 AWACS; Aktion, Greece; on takeoff the aircraft struck a flock of birds; aircraft was totaled.


15 July 1996; Belgian Air Force Lockheed C-130; Eindhoven, Netherlands; on approach aircraft struck a flock of birds 34 of 41 occupants killed.


Loomacres Wildlife Management personnel offer a wide range of services to assist the Safety Department and Base Operations to mitigate wildlife concerns. These include:


Loomacres BASH Program in the UK\


Our staff and Birds are working hard to protect the Air Force Pilots that dedicate their lives  to protecting us!






Site Visits


BASH Hazard Assessments


BASH Plan Development and Review


BASH Program Evaluations


Complete Program Implementation




Active Control