The birds apparently flew into the plane's jet blades less than a minute after takeoff.
Thank goodness a very experienced US Airways pilot and crew acted quickly and expertly to land the plane on the Hudson River and save lives.
Birds reportedly have been a threat to air flight since the time of the Wright brothers.
But the situation has worsened in recent years.
Who among us has not been plagued by these dirty, disgusting, rapidly-multiplying Canada geese? Their numbers grow at an alarming rate and their sheer brazenness is alarming. They take over more and more acreage including public parks they leave their waste everywhere, creating health risks.
Now, these filthy, emboldened birds are threatening flight safety.
There is a solution to the growing problem of Canada geese: Kill them!
But you know that the animal rights people and environmental wackos don't want us to do this. They think they know better.
Maybe these zealots would prefer that a few more planes go down or that more land, parks and open space be taken over by these loud, dirty, disgusting creatures. Maybe they don't really care if people are killed by the birds flying into planes.
Now, it's come to this: Which will it be -- us or the birds?