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Hawaiian aircraft returned to Hawaii after bird strike incident

The Hawaiian Airlines B767 that sustained a “bird strike” upon landing at Pago Pago International Airport during its Monday night flight from Honolulu has been ferried back to the Aloha State.


Two Hawai’i based inspectors for the airline were on board a second B767 aircraft ferried in from Honolulu on Tuesday evening to conduct a damage assessment of the first aircraft.


Reports from the Tafuna airport state that the aircraft that had sustained a bird strike left for Honolulu late Wednesday afternoon and underwent a further assessment upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport.


Hawaiian spokesperson Ann Botticelli told Samoa News late Tuesday afternoon that she had been informed that “a flock of small birds” hit the engine of the aircraft.