Air Force Two with Mike Pence must return to New Hampshire after being hit by BIRDS after launch
- The incident occurred just seconds after the plane took off from Manchester-Boston regional airport on Tuesday
- The plane could land safely at the airport. There were no reports of injuries
- According to local reporters, Pence was seen inspecting the damaged aircraft before boarding a C17 cargo plane for its return flight to Washington, DC.
Air Force Two had to return to a New Hampshire airport after being hit by birds shortly after takeoff.
The incident occurred Tuesday evening after the plane carrying Vice President Mike Pence left Manchester-Boston regional airport on its way to Washington, DC.
A video shared on Twitter showed the birds hitting the plane about seven seconds after it took off. Then several sparks came from the right engine of the aircraft.
The pilots managed to turn the plane and land safely at the airport. There were no reports of any injuries.
Air Force Two, which promoted Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport Tuesday night after being hit by birds. Pence is a campaign in the state
Air Force Two is seen on the ground Tuesday night after the bird strike
Pence was seen alongside several aerospace engineers as they inspected the plane as it stood on the tarmac just before dark.
The Vice President later boarded a C17 cargo plane for the 80-minute flight back to the country's capital. This aircraft is typically used to transport Pence's vehicles.
Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health, told Pence on the cargo plane.
& # 39; Air Force 2 looks a little different tonight. Now in a C17 and happy for it! Many thanks to the pilots and the crew who brought us safely back to the ground, ”wrote Giroir.
Mike Pence can be seen alongside Assistant Secretary of Health Brett P. Giroir in a C17 cargo plane they later flew back to DC.
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