A bird strike forced a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew to make an emergency landing Thursday in Key Biscayne, Fla.
The Coast Guard said the helicopter crew was on a routine flight when they made an emergency landing about 10:30 a.m.
“Looks like the bird hit the pilot’s windshield and then might have hit other components on the aircraft as well,” Coast Guard commanding officer Capt. Michael Platt said. “They felt some vibration, so that is an emergency. They went through their appropriate emergency procedures.”
With the help of Key Biscayne police, they landed the chopper down in Bill Baggs State Park without incident.