- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Port of Portland spokeswoman says a Boeing 757 cargo plane made an emergency landing Wednesday evening at Portland International Airport after at least five ducks hit the plane, causing engine damage.

KATU-TV reports (https://is.gd/YGBDFW ) that Port spokeswoman Kama Simonds says the plane had just taken off about 6:30 p.m. when it hit the birds.

Simonds says the crew of two was unhurt and the plane landed safely.

She says at least five northern pintail ducks struck the plane.

The plane’s operators were not immediately reachable to discuss the extent of the damage.

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Information from: KATU-TV, https://www.katu.com/


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