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It's a bird, hits a plane

Bird American Airlines Flight 954 gave emergency crews at Miami International Airport a minor scare this afternoon.

The plane struck a bird during its takeoff from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, at 2:18 p.m., causing pilots to worry that the impact may have broken the 757's windshield.

The flight, carrying 118 people, was able to continue its 924-mile journey while firefighters and other emergency responders prepared for its arrival at MIA.

The plane landed safely at 5:38 p.m., according to the free, chock-full-o'-information website flightstats.com


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