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File photo. (United Continental Airlines)(DENVER) — A United Airlines flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth struck a bird as it made its descent into Denver on Tuesday, causing a large hole in the plane’s nose.

ABC News affiliate KMGH reports that Flight 1475, a Boeing 737, was carrying 151 passengers at the time of the incident. No one was injured as a result of the strike, a spokesman for the airline said, according to KMGH.

The flight landed just before 9:30 a.m. local time.

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Apr 202012
 

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Air Force Two, a modified Boeing 757 government airplane carrying Vice President Joe Biden, struck birds Thursday night as it was landing at Santa Barbara Airport in California, an administration official told ABC News.

The plane touched down safely without further incident, allowing Biden to continue on his itinerary, officials said.  

The bird strike damaged the official plane making it unable to return to Washington, D.C.  It was later seen under inspection on the airport tarmac.

“The Vice President left Santa Barbara this afternoon as scheduled, aboard an alternate U.S. Air Force aircraft,” the official said.

The alternate plane assumed the designation “Air Force Two” when the Vice President boarded for the return trip, according to military policy.

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