Aurora crew unhurt in bird strike on Yarmouth runway
An Aurora military plane had a run-in with a flock of seagulls this week, but no one on board was hurt and the aircraft wasn't damaged.
The incident happened Thursday morning in Yarmouth, N.S., as the crew practised takeoffs and landings in an exercise known as "touch and go."
Lieut. Sylvain Rousseau, spokesman for 14-Wing Greenwood, said the plane was landing, but there were a number of birds on the runway.
The plane landed and came to a complete stop. About 10 birds were hit.
"There was very little danger to the crew," Rousseau said.
To be safe, the Aurora crew abandoned the training and flew back to the airbase in Greenwood.