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American Airlines Plane Suffers Bird Strike Near Miami International Airport

American Airlines flight AA-1498 suffered a bird strike near Miami International Airport, Florida, on November 14th.

The Airbus A319-100 plane flying from Mexico City, Mexico, was on approach to Miami Airport when a goose hit it.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Scandinavian Airlines Flight Diverts to Canada After Loss of Cabin Pressure

Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-944 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on April 16th.

The Airbus A340-300 plane heading from Chicago, Illinois, to Copenhagen, Denmark, was diverted due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 196 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Birdstrike Cause of USAF Crash

A bird strike on the HH-60G Pave Hawk at 110ft at 126mph caused the crash of a helicopter on a moonlight training mission on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve, killing staff Sgt Afton Ponce, Capt Christopher Stover, Technical Sgt Dale Matthews and Capt Sean Ruane.

The crew was confirmed dead at the scene. The investigation has begun, and there is a fund opened for them.

A number of twelve pound geese struck the helicopter after the flock flew up alarmed by the noise.

The USAF chopper was flying out of Lakenheath in Suffolk.

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