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Significant Aircraft-Wildlife Strikes

A significant aircraft-wildlife strike is deemed to have occurred when any of the following applies:
1. a civilian, U.S. air carrier aircraft experiences a multiple aircraft-bird strike or engine ingestion;
2. a civilian, U.S. air carrier aircraft experiences a damaging collision with wildlife other than birds; or
3. a USAF aircraft experiences a Class A, B, or C mishap as described below:
a. Class A Mishap: Occurs when at least one of the following applies:
i. total mishap cost is $1,000,000 or more;
ii. a fatality or permanent total disability occurs; and/or
iii. an Air Force aircraft is destroyed.
b. Class B Mishap: Occurs when at least one of the following applies:
i. total mishap cost is $200,000 or more and less than $1,000,000; and/or
ii. a permanent partial disability occurs and/or 3 or more people are hospitalized;
c. Class C Mishap: Occurs when at least one of the following applies:
i. cost of reported damage is between $20,000 and $200,000;
ii. an injury causes a lost workday (i.e., duration of absence is at least 8
hours beyond the day or shift during which mishap occurred); and/or
iii. an occupational illness causing absence from work at any time.

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