Bird Strike Forces Helicopter to Land Early

Jan 19, 2009 — Bird strikes on aircraft are not uncommon occurrences, but with last week's ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, everyone is going to hear more about the dangers of bird strikes. So it's no wonder that it's being reported that a hospital helicopter in Arkansas was forced to land after a bird strike Saturday. The chopper was returning to a hospital in Little Rock when a bird hit it and the pilot decided to put the aircraft down early.