NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Delta Airlines said no one was hurt when one of its jets struck a large bird while landing at New York's La Guardia Airport.
The pilot of the shuttle flight from Boston suspected it was a goose that left a large blood stain on the nose of the Boeing MD-80.
"There was blood on the nose of the plane all the way up to the
windshield," one airport worker told the New York Post. "There was a big dent. I saw feathers attached to the plane."
Kent Landers of Delta said the crew of Flight 1393 set the plane down safely Tuesday evening without incident and with no injuries on board.
The Post said Wednesday the incident occurred on the same day U.S. Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announced he would begin flying again after a bird strike forced his airliner to ditch in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15.