A giant bird crushed the nose of an American Airlines flight bound for South Florida and remained stuck on the plane till the plane landed safely.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
According to local sources, Flight 1498 from Mexico City was approaching Miami International Airport when the bird hit the nose of the Airbus A319 at 11 am.
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An employee of the airlines remarked that she had never seen anything like this incident before.
“It is true that we deal with bird strikes, that does happen, but never like this,” she added.
Later, an animal service was called to retrieve the dead bird from the plane and the plane was sent for maintenance.
According to a 2016 study, the Federal Aviation Administration reported there were more than 160,000 bird strikes reported in the U.S. from 1990-2015.