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Dallas Police Helicopter Lands Safely After Bird Strike

March 24, 2015  | 

A Dallas Police Department helicopter was forced to land after a bird strike. (Photo: Screen shot from WFAA TV) 
A Dallas Police Department helicopter was forced to land after a bird strike. (Photo: Screen shot from WFAA TV) 

A Dallas Police Department helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Monday night after hitting a bird over Lake Ray Hubbard.

Police spokesman Maj. Max Geron said the pilot suffered minor injuries when the windshield shattered on impact when it struck an American coot, a duck-like waterfowl also known as a mud hen.

The co-pilot was able to safely land the aircraft and the pilot was taken to Baylor University Medical Center for treatment of cuts to the face and arms, WFAA TV reports.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 3/27/2015 6:49 PM

I would bet that this event brought back memories to Capt. Sullenberger who landed his plane in the Hudson River after a bird strike!

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