Pilot makes emergency landing at Victoria Airport after striking bird in flight
May 2, 2012 at 12:02 a.m.
A Navy airplane made an emergency landing Wednesday morning after striking a bird in the air.
The pilots of a Navy T-34 landed at Victoria Regional Airport after the large bird struck the left wing of the plane.
The bird tore a hole in the plane's wing, Victoria County Assistant Fire Chief David Phillips said.
The pilots, who were flying from the Corpus Christi Naval Base, landed safely at the airport.