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A-10 Warthog hits bird at races; does significant damage

You may have seen an accident in the air over the Columbia River, an Air Force A-10 hitting a bird during the Air Show.

The bird did some damage to the plane's vertical stabilizers, but the air force says the A-10 is built to withstand heavy damage and still fly safely.

Nevertheless, officials stopped the show for safety reasons saying it's not worth it to continue flying after a birdstrike.

Part of the bird was actually found inside the rear of the plane along with a fish the bird was carrying at the time.

VIDEO TO THE RIGHT SHOWS THE "HIT" AND SUBSEQUENT DAMAGE.

THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE SENT TO US FROM JASON SMITH

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