Jason Parker

Plane Hits Bird Right Before Landing at Miami International Airport

An American Airlines flight landing at Miami International Airport got an additional passenger when it struck a bird Tuesday.

The bird hit the nose of Flight 1498 around 11 a.m. as the plane was about to land. No one was hurt on board the flight and the plane taxied to the gate like normal, allowing all passengers and crew to get off.

Maintenance crews took the plane out of service to examine the area of impact before allowing it to resume flights.

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