Jet on Takeoff Roll Hits Geese; Plane Damaged

Associated Press

An American Airlines jet carrying 160 passengers was forced to abort its takeoff on a flight to Chicago after hitting a flock of Canada geese, officials said.

Flight 137, a Boeing 727, began its departure from T. F. Green Airport shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when it hit the birds. The pilot slowed the plane and taxied back to the terminal. The flight was canceled because of damage to a wing flap.

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