American Airlines Flight Hits Coyote at Wilmington International Airport

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By George Hatcher

American Airlines flight AA-5224 returned to Wilmington International Airport, North Carolina, on October 9th.

According to the airport authorities, the Canadair CRJ-900 plane hit a coyote during takeoff which caused damage to the nose gear. The crew continued takeoff but subsequently returned to Wilmington Airport.

The coyote was killed.

Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

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