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Birds run afoul of departing flight at Pease
PORTSMOUTH – A flock of snow buntings caused a U.S. Coast Guard flight to make an emergency landing as it was taking off Monday morning at Pease International Airport, according to airport manager Bill Hopper.
Hopper said the Coast Guard CN325 – a twin-propeller plane – struck the birds as it was departing around 11 a.m.
As a precaution, Hopper said firefighters from the N.H. Air National Guard – who are stationed at Pease – responded to assist as the plane touched down. He said the plane was not damaged and the eight crew members were not injured during the emergency.
Hopper said the flight was cleared and ready for departure within an hour.
While birds are present in the air throughout the year, Hopper said this is an usual event. He said about 100 flights safely use the airport each day.
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