SANTA ROSA (CBS/AP) — An Alaska Airlines plane has struck and killed a deer while landing at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said the deer apparently wandered into the planes’ path and was hit Wednesday.READ MORE: Storm Systems Building In Pacific; Potent Atmospheric River Bearing Down On Bay Area
Egan says the plane was scheduled to continue on to Los Angeles, but that flight was canceled so the aircraft could be inspected.READ MORE: SF Marina District Residents Fed Up With Brazen Crime Spree Hire Private Security
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Egan says the unusual incident led to the cancellation of two flights with 81 passengers, some of whom didn’t fly until the following day.