Friday, April 06, 2012

Plane diverted to Fargo after colliding with red-tailed hawk

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was a scary moment for passengers on American Eagle flight 4080 to Chicago this afternoon. The Fargo Airport Authority says this plane hit a red-tailed hawk.

The plane was then diverted back to Fargo, where crews checked to make sure nothing was wrong. Airport officials say the decision of whether or not to divert the plane back to Hector is left up to the pilot.

Shawn Dobberstein – Hector International Airport Manager; “It's not unusual, passengers shouldn't be concerned, but certainly with the safety of the flight crew on board, they do what's in the best interest for the safety of everybody on board.”

The plane was delayed by almost three hours, but has since landed safely in Chicago.

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