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.