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Hector International Airport has methods in place to prevent bird strikes

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FARGO - In the wake of Thursday's bird-related belly landing of an airliner in New York, the executive director of Fargo's Hector International Airport says birds are an on-going hazard in Fargo.

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In fact, birds are a problem at most airports.

Hector's Shawn Dobberstein says a number of methods are used locally to keep bird strikes to a minimum.

Dobberstein says airport-related bird strikes can happen at any time, but seem to be more common here during the summer.

Special mowing and spraying methods and pyrotechnics are among the options used to minimize bird strikes at Hector.

Birds are the suspected cause of the airliner downed Thursday in New York's Hudson River. Everyone aboard the plane survived.

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