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UPDATE 3-Pence's plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport after bird strike

23 Sep 2020 / 09:12 H.

    (Adds Pence's return to Washington)

    WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's plane was forced to return to a Manchester, New Hampshire, airport on Tuesday after the plane struck a bird during takeoff, his office said.

    "Out of abundance of caution, Air Force 2 returned safely back to Manchester," Pence's office said in a statement.

    Pence boarded a different aircraft for the return trip to Washington, it said.

    (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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