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Plane Hits Fish During Takeoff At MacDill Air Force Base In Tampa

By Ed Mazza

Most pilots have probably never worried about their aircraft hitting a fish, but that’s exactly what happened to a plane at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa last year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulfstream G-IV was headed down the runway when an osprey (the bird, not the aircraft) flew into its path, according to a report on the MacDill website.

Then the plane hit… something.

The takeoff was aborted, and the crew checked the runway for the bird. But all they found was a fish. Specifically, a 9-inch sheepshead.

They took a sample of the smudge …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green