GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- In an incident that harkens back to Sully and the Hudson, a local pilot had a close encounter with a bird Sunday that forced him to make an emergency landing in Montgomery County.
The fire department received a call just after 11 p.m. that a bird crashed through the windshield of a plane and that it would be landing at Montgomery County Airpark.
The plane was reportedly flying at a high altitude when the incident happened, but the pilot was able to land the plane safely.
The pilot is expected to be OK, but was taken to the hospital with some cuts on his face.