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Bird Hits Cape Air Plane, Breaks Windshield

A Cape Air passenger plane struck a bird during its trip from Hyannis to Nantucket. The impact broke the plane’s windshield and forced the plane to turn around.

No one was injured during the incident and the pilot was able to fly safely back to Barnstable Municipal Airport, according to Airport Manager Bud Breault.  

The bird made quite a mess after crashing through the windshield.  The pilot, co-pilot and several passengers were covered with blood. After a quick change of clothes all passengers boarded another plane to Nantucket.

Cape Air is inspecting the airplane for structural damage.

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