A nearly two-foot dent is left on a plane after a bird strike at Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
American Airlines Flight 2310 was on the way to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, but it turned around after it was hit by possibly two or more birds.
It landed safely at Sea-Tac with 150 passengers on board.
AA flight 2310, scheduled to Dallas has just returned to Sea-Tac, landed safety.— Sea-Tac Airport (@SeaTacAirport) April 27, 2016
A Sea-Tac Airport spokesman tells KIRO 7 News that the bird hit the nose of the plane.
KIRO 7 Chopper images captured a visible dent on the nose cone.
The airline released the following statement:
American Airlines 2310, from Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), returned to SeaTac due to a bird strike, which struck the nose of the aircraft. The Airbus A321, with 150 passengers and six crew, landed safely and taxied to the gate.
Our maintenance team is currently evaluating the aircraft. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience, and are working to get them to Texas as soon as possible.
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