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Air Force 2 Bird Strike

Old 22nd Sep 2020, 23:34
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Air Force 2 Bird Strike

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Air Force Two with Mike Pence onboard was forced to make an emergency landing after a suspected bird strike.

The plane carrying the vice president was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport shortly after taking off for Washington D.C.

The vice president was leaving the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport when the jet hit a bird, according to CNN.

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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 23:53
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There was a possible bird-strike on take-off with AF2 tonight Sept. 22, 2020 - carrying Mike Pence in New Hampshire. Returned for landing (or diverted to Manchester NH): https://patch.com/new-hampshire/lond...-new-hampshire
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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 23:54
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Joe Biden is the former Vice President and not entitled to a C-32 as a "civilian". As a matter of fact he has been seen with chartered Gulfstreams.

Mike Pence IS the current Vice President and entitled to use of the Special Air Missions aircraft that include the C-32.

Also the titles "Air Force One" and "Air Force Two" would only apply when the President or Vice President respectively were on board the aircraft (and no, they don't fly together on the same plane so there could be NO "Air Force Three").

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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 02:06
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Good video here, multiple angles:

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