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Bird hits plane as it lands at Oklahoma airport

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Officials say a United Express jet was struck by a bird as it was landing at Tulsa International Airport.

According to a statement from the company, ExpressJet Flight 4491 was traveling from Houston to Tulsa Wednesday when the incident occurred. No one was hurt, and the flight landed safely and without incident.

The statement said a thorough inspection showed no damage to the aircraft.

Airport spokeswoman Alexis Higgins says the plane's pilot told officials he noticed markings that indicated the aircraft may have been hit by a bird during the flight. Higgins says the incident will be included in a report to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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