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May 8, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Bird that collided with Alaska Airlines plane was bald eagle

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A bird that died in a collision with an Alaska Airlines plane last month was a bald eagle. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says Thursday the bird was identified by biologists as an “immature bald eagle.” The April 25 mid-air collision forced the Montana-bound plane to return to Sea-Tac, where it…

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April 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Plane returns to Sea-Tac Airport following bird strike

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was forced to return to the airport this afternoon after it struck a large bird, according to a spokesman. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Flight 2460 was bound for Bozeman, Mont., when it reported the bird strike shortly after takeoff at 1:45 p.m. The pilot turned the twin-engine plane around and…

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