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.”
American Airlines rebooked passengers on another aircraft which took off a little under 2 hours after landing due to the mid-air scare.
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The FAA tracked more than 14,000 bird strikes last year, most of them not dangerous.