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VP Mike Pence's airplane returns to airport after striking bird

VP Mike Pence's airplane returns to airport after striking bird
Posted at 8:05 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 11:23:40-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Mike Pence’s airplane struck a bird upon takeoff from a New Hampshire airport, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution.

Pence was returning to Washington from a campaign event Tuesday at an airport hangar in nearby Gilford. When Air Force Two took off from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, it struck a bird.

A senior administration official said the vice president and his entourage were in no danger. The official wasn't authorized to address the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.