American Airlines Flight Hits Coyote at Wilmington International Airport
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.