Air Force Two carrying VP Pence forced to turn around at New Hampshire airport after bird strike

The plane returned out of an abundance of caution after hitting a bird.

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Air Force 2 safely returned to an airport in Manchester, New Hampshire with Vice President Pence after it hit a bird upon take off, the vice president's office confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.

According to a pool report, Pence and his staff are taking a cargo plane back to Washington, D.C. A senior administration official, who wasn’t authorized to address the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the vice president and his entourage were in no danger.


Pence was campaigning in the northeastern state, which Trump just barely lost to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

While campaigning that year, Pence's plane slid off the runway at New York's LaGuardia airport.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.