Looking out the cockpit window 1,000 feet in the air, Stephen Sadosky could see that he and pilot Mark Reid were not alone as their Piper Saratoga approached the North county airport.
“Right before it happened, I was telling Mark, ‘There’s a lot of birds out there. Don’t we have to be careful?’’’ Sadosky recalled. “He said, ‘No, they won’t hit the plane. They avoid planes.’’’
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Staff researcher Niels Heimeriks contributed to this story.
Bird strikes in county
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