Posted on Sep 30, 2007

The co-pilot of an AirTran Airways jet bound for Atlanta suffered facial cuts from flying glass after a bird collided with the plane’s windshield. The Boeing 737 returned to Philadelphia International Airport without incident. Neither the pilot, other crew or passengers were injured during the mid-air mishap.

Air Tran Flight 47 carrying 143 passengers had been airborne 10 minutes when the right-side windshield was shattered by the bird, the Federal Aviation Administration said..