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Such concern is touching...

Overheard at†a small†Australian regional airport.

Regional Carrier XYZ Tower, XYZ, we may be reporting a bird-strike on landing. We're just backtracking the runway to check.

Tower Thereís a large bird lying on the runway, so weíre confirming that strike.

Regional Carrier Roger, XYZ.†Can you see any damage?

Tower Donít know yet, we havenít checked. ...But its not moving.


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