Pence's plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport after bird strike

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  • Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence wears a protective face mask as he attends ceremonies marking the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center at the 911 Memorial & Museum in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's plane was forced to return to a Manchester, New Hampshire, airport on Tuesday after the plane struck a bird during takeoff, his office said.

"Out of abundance of caution, Air Force 2 returned safely back to Manchester," Pence's office said in a statement.

Pence boarded a different aircraft for the return trip to Washington, it said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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