Officials: Plane collided with bird before Boston landing

BOSTON (AP) — Officials say a Cape Air plane collided with a large bird as it approached the landing at Logan International Airport in Boston.

Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes says the Cessna 402 carrying nine passengers had been flying from Martha’s Vineyard to the city on Wednesday.

Haynes says that as the pilot approached the runway to land at around 12 p.m., a large bird hit the left wing and left a small dent on the aircraft.

She says an emergency was issued so the plane could get priority landing as a precaution. No injuries were reported. Haynes says no other damage has been found.

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