Plane hits deer at Charlotte airport

Plane hits deer at Charlotte Airport
Credit: WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WSPA) _ A plane headed for Mississippi hit a deer at Charlotte airport, according to WBTV.

American Airlines flight 5230 hit the deer on the runway as it was taking off around 12:15 p.m.

The plane turned around and landed safely.

Emergency crews used foam on the plane because the of a fuel leak caused by the collision.

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