VP Mike Pence’s Plane Returns to Airport after Killing Bird

Vice President Mike Pence has taken the life of a harmless bird. Well, his plane did.

The collision occurred Tuesday evening in New Hampshire, where Pence had made a campaign appearance earlier in the day. As Air Force Two took off from Manchester-Boston Airport, it collided with an unlucky bird, according to White House officials. As a precaution, the pilot turned the plane around and returned to the airport, per the White House.

Pence ended up making it back to Washington D.C. aboard a cargo plane that’s used by the Secret Service to transport vehicles, a source says.

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