US FAA said yesterday it is withdrawing its proposal to keep information on bird strikes private and will "make its entire bird strike database available on a public website" Friday. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who oversees FAA, said yesterday that he disagreed with the proposal to keep the information private. He told The Washington Post, "I think all of this information ought to be made public and. . .we're going to make this information as public as anybody wants it." He said ...

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