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Air Force Two carrying Mike Pence is forced to return to New Hampshire after being hit by BIRDS

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Air Force Two carrying Mike Pence is forced to return to New Hampshire after being hit by BIRDS after takeoff

  • Incident occurred just seconds after the plane took off from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Tuesday
  • Plane managed to safely land back at the airport; there were no reports of injury
  • According to local reporters, Pence was seen inspecting the damaged aircraft before he boarded a C17 cargo plane for his flight back to Washington, D.C. 

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com

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Air Force Two has been forced to return to a New Hampshire airport after it was hit by birds shortly after takeoff. 

The incident occurred Tuesday evening after the plane, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, departed Manchester-Boston Regional Airport en route to Washington, D.C. 

Video shared to Twitter showed the birds striking the aircraft about seven seconds after takeoff, with several sparks subsequently seen coming from the plane’s right engine. 

Pilots managed to turn the plane and safely land back at the airport. There were no reports of any injuries. 

Air Force Two, which was carrying Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport Tuesday evening after it was hit by birds. Pence is pictured campaigning in the state 

Air Force Two is seen grounded on Tuesday evening following the bird strike 

Pence was seen alongside severak aviation engineers as they inspected the plane as it sat on the tarmac shortly before nightfall. 

The Vice President later boarded a C17 cargo plane for the 80 minute flight back to the nation’s capital. That plane is usually used to transport Pence’s vehicles. 

Assistant Secretary for Health Brett P. Giroir shared of snap of Pence inside the cargo plane. 

‘Air Force 2 has a little different look tonight. Now in a C17 and happy for it! Thanks to the pilots and crew for getting us safely back on the ground,’ Giroir wrote. 

Vice President Mike Pence inspects an engine on Air Force 2 after the plane hit birds moments after leaving Manchester Regional Airport. The VP is now en route to Washington on a cargo plane. pic.twitter.com/LFf0umSCGZ

— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) September 23, 2020

Mike Pence is seen alongside Assistant Health Secretary Brett P. Giroir inside a C17 cargo plane they later used to fly back to D.C. 

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