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Alaska Airlines Plane Kills Brown Bear During Landing


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An Alaska Airlines passenger jet struck a brown bear when landing at Yakutat Airport in Yakutat, Alaska, causing damage to the plane and sadly killing the animal.

According to the AnchorageDaily News, the pilots were slowing down the plane after landing when they noticed a female bear and a cub crossing the runway.


“The nose gear missed the bears, but the captain felt an impact on the left side after the bears passed under the plane,” Alaska Airlines said in a statement reported by numerous media outlets.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the Boeing 737-700 killed the adult bear, however, the bear cub was not hit.

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