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Miami police helicopter makes emergency landing after striking large bird

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A Miami-Dade police helicopter, above, was forced to make an emergency landing after colliding with a large bird.

A Miami-Dade police helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday after it collided with a large bird that smashed through the windshield and struck the pilot’s face, police said in a statement.

The pilot was not immediately identified, but suffered minor lacerations. He managed to land them helicopter in a parking lot near the Florida Turnpike.

The pilot was listed in stable condition and was transported to a local hospital.

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