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Duck.. Duck...

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Sep 17, 2004 3:31AM

Goose - Photo: APAn American Airlines plane made an emergency landing today at O'Hare when not a duck.. but a goose was sucked into the engine and the engine started on fire shortly after takeoff. A spokeswoman said that the pilot saw the birds and tried to avoid them but couldn't.

The plane was an MD-80, Flight 1374, on its way to Philly and held 112 people. It landed safely and there were no injuries. People on the ground said that after the plane took off they heard an explosion and saw flames shooting out from the engine.

Metal debris was found in O'Hare's surrounding neighborhoods. Thankfully no one was hurt in the air or on the ground.. except for the poor little goose. Yes, that's him on the left. Gruesome, we know.