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Japanese plane survives albatross strike

A Japanese coast guard plane was able to land after a collision with an albatross Wednesday, Agence France Presse reports. The Bombardier Dash 8 was on a patrol flight from Naha, on the Pacific island of Okinawa, to Ishigaki, near Taiwan, when the bird strike happened at an altitude of 300 meters.

The dead bird was stuck in the nose of the aircraft but none of the nine crew members was injured, according to a report in The Japan Times.