Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Crashiest City in America: Part Three

Remember when I posited that New York was the most dangerous city in America to fly in or out of?

Here's another fact that might be relevant: According to today's Chronicle, planes at JFK airport had 1,804 encounters with birds and other wildlife between 1990 and 2008. In 83 of those cases, the aircraft was substantially damaged or destroyed.

In this category, JFK ranks highest in the U.S. — by far. Sacramento was No. 2, with just 56 cases of wildlife damaging planes. SFO was No. 3, with 45. Orlando and Salt Lake City round out the top five.

I'm taking another flight to New York next month. Stay away, geese!