Video: Pence’s airplane returns to New Hampshire airport after striking bird

Pence was returning to Washington from a campaign event at an airport hangar in nearby Gilford, New Hampshire.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s airplane struck a bird Tuesday on takeoff in New Hampshire, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said.

A video shared on Twitter Tuesday evening appears to show the bird strike.

 

Pence was flying home to Washington from a campaign event at an airport hangar in nearby Gilford, New Hampshire.

When Air Force Two took off from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, it struck a bird. A senior administration official, who wasn’t authorized to address the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the vice president and his entourage were in no danger.

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Pence ended up flying home on a cargo aircraft that the Secret Service uses to transport his vehicles during his travel.

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