Biden's plane hits birds upon landing in California
April 20th, 2012
06:16 PM ET
11 years ago

Biden's plane hits birds upon landing in California

(CNN) - Air Force Two, a modified Boeing 757 airplane carrying Vice President Joe Biden, was involved in a “bird strike” while landing in Santa Barbara, California on Thursday evening, an Air Force spokesman confirmed to CNN.

“The plane landed safely as a precautionary measure and is currently being inspected to assess if there is any damage,” said Lieutenant Gregg Johnson, a public affairs officer for the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing – the unit responsible for managing presidential air travel.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Tyrone

    No Biggie, what we gotta focus on now is The Prez & VP vs MORMON / JACK MORMON 2012 ticket.

    April 20, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  2. Celeste

    Tell those birds to leave our Joe Biden along!

    April 20, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. Larry L

    Romney's camp issued a statement announcing his strong opposition to this act of animal cruelty!

    April 20, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Oh no! Here comes the environmentalists from the GOP telling us that Obama is against birds. Oh wait, there are no environmentalists in the GOP. Never mind.

    April 20, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. GOP = Greed Over People

    Oh dear, next thing you know Meg and that other blonde bubble head, Gnarly will be screaming that the birds were California Condors and it was a conspiracy started by President Obama 4 years ago when he chose Biden as the VP so he would be in that plane, on this date, just to kill those poor birds.

    April 20, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. Marlee

    Heads up! The skies are filled with politicks and toxic jet fuel. Poor birdies.

    April 20, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  7. hamsta

    ha ha that will make the environmentalists very happy with the obama administration and their green agenda.this just proves obama is a black version of al gore.

    April 20, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  8. judy

    good no one was hurt. Obama / Biden 2012

    April 20, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. Gijoe

    One step closer to destiny

    April 21, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  10. Little Jimmy Truth

    Birds, time to sue Biden!!!

    April 21, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |