Bird strike on Virgin flight from SFO to NY

November 25, 2013 12:36:53 PM PST
There were some frightening moments aboard a Virgin America flight from San Francisco to New York after a bird strike at John F. Kennedy airport.

The pilot had to declare an emergency moments before landing after smelling smoke in the cockpit last night. At first, he thought the bird struck the landing gear. It turns out it wasn't the landing gear but the engine that was hit.

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