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Tom Diamond of Scarecrow is a leading international expert in the field of bird dispersal in the aviation industry

A US Airways Airbus A320 crash-landed into the Hudson River at 15:31 (20:31 GMT) yesterday. The commercial airliner had taken off from La Guardia Airport, New York bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. Unconfirmed reports suggest a severe bird strike with a large flock of Canada Geese. Flight 1549 had achieved a reported altitude of 3,200ft.

Sussex based Scarecrow Bio-acoustic Systems manufactures and supplies over 800 airports around the world, including Gatwick and Heathrow in the UK, with proven and innovative bird strike avoidance technology that helps to effectively manage the problem of nuisance birds in and around airports.

Tom Diamond of Scarecrow is a leading international expert in the field of bird dispersal in the aviation industry and is available for interviews, comment and expert advice.

Tom comments on the New York plane crash:
"At this early stage the true cause of the accident is unknown. If the early reports are true and the cause was a multiple bird strike with Canada Geese at approximately 3,000ft, this event is an unfortunate accident. It is impossible to control birds flying at such altitudes. The pilot demonstrated exceptional skill. His ability to bring the plane down in such a controlled manner has saved the lives of all the passengers and crew."

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For interviews and further comments, Tom can be contacted via Aneela Rose at ARPR:

Tel: 01444 241 341
Mob: 07960 190 158
Email: aneela@aneelarosepr.co.uk
Web: http://www.aneelarosepr.co.uk

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