Bird Strike Leads To Air Force Plane's Emergency Landing In Tulsa

Friday, October 27th 2017, 12:01 pm
By: News On 6

A plane made an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport Friday morning after hitting a bird.

The aircraft was a T-6 Texan II from Vance Air Force Base in Enid. It landed in Tulsa at about 9:30 a.m.

A spokesperson for the base says the aircraft did not sustain any damage that affected flight safety, but the pilots declared an emergency and landed at TIA as a precaution. Once the plane was checked out, they flew it back to Vance AFB.

The T-6 Texan II is a 2-seat turboprop which the USAF uses for training pilots. Two people were on board the one involved in this incident, according to the base.

Read more about the T-6 Texan II here.

The spokesperson says an entomologist from the US Department of Agriculture will examine the airplane and try to determine what type of bird hit it.