Small plane leaving Rochester reports bird strike

Created: 03/13/2014 2:13 PM WHEC.com

News10NBC has learned that a small plane leaving the Greater Rochester International Airport experienced an issue with birds Thursday morning.

The FAA tells News10NBC that the pilot of a Beechcraft BE-40 twin engine jet reported a bird strike while departing from the Greater Rochester International Airport at 10:30 a.m. The FAA says the pilot did return to Rochester and landed safely. 

The FAA is not saying how many people were on the plane or where the plane was headed. The FAA is investigating the incident. 

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