American Airlines makes emergency landing with bloodied windshield
On a morning American Airlines flight #2163 from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, to LaGuardia airport in New York, the aircraft had to make an emergency landing after a flock of geese slammed into the windscreen on the aircraft’s nose right after take-off.
The AA aircraft with 99 passengers and 4 crew members on board turned around a little after 10:00 am afer the pilot reported they have blood all over the windscreens after hitting around 4 or 5 geese.
Passengers who looked at the aircraft after disembarking said the windscreen was covered with blood and feathers, saying it was “pretty dramatic.”
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American Airlines rebooked passengers on another aircraft which took off a little under 2 hours after landing due to the mid-air scare.
The FAA tracked more than 14,000 bird strikes last year, most of them not dangerous.