Friday, January 23, 2015

Coast Guard chopper hits bird during flight

The pilot made an emergency landing in a Target parking lot in Kemah

KEMAH – It was a scary moment for a Coast Guard helicopter Thursday night.

The helicopter was on its way back to Ellington Field when it struck a bird after it was dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico about a damaged oil platform.

The pilot landed the chopper in a Target parking lot in Kemah, where officials determined the helicopter didn't suffer any substantial damage.

No one on board was injured.

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