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Coast Guard crew makes emergency landing on Key Biscayne after bird strike

Coast Guard crew makes emergency landing on Key Biscayne after bird strike
Coast Guard crew makes emergency landing on Key Biscayne after bird strike
Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 13:26:00-05

MIAMI (AP) -- A bird strike forced a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to make an emergency landing in Miami on Thursday.

A Coast Guard statement said the bird hit the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter as it was on a routine flight near the southern side of Key Biscayne.

The agency said two pilots, a flight mechanic and a rescue swimmer were on board.

No one was injured.

A damage assessment was ordered. Aerial video from a Miami station later showed the helicopter flying away from the scene.  

The Coast Guard later tweeted that the crew landed safely at Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka.