Plane Forced to Turn Back After Striking Bird

The aircraft's windshield was heavily damaged


A United Airlines flight bound for Washington, D.C., struck a bird and was forced to turn back and land at a Vermont airport.

The bird strike happened Thursday when United Airlines Flight 4331 struck the bird shortly after takeoff. Burlington International Airport officials tell WPTZ-TV that the plane landed safely and nobody was hurt. The 50 passengers took another flight to Washington.

The aircraft's windshield was heavily damaged.

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