Bird strike cancels Hawaiian flight from American Samoa

Published On: Apr 16 2013 12:26:59 PM HST   Updated On: Apr 16 2013 01:03:37 PM HST

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -

A bird damaged a Hawaiian Airlines plane flying from Honolulu to Pago Pago, forcing the airline to cancel its return flight from American Samoa to Hawaii.

No injuries were reported after the bird strike.

The airline canceled Flight 466 from Pago Pago to Honolulu on Monday.

A memo sent to local media and posted at the airline's office in Pago Pago says a new part for the plane is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.

Hawaiian Airlines American Samoa manager Mitzi Semo says all passengers will be rescheduled for a new flight, but she didn't say when that flight would be.

Hawaiian is the only airline with service linking American Samoa and Hawaii. Its twice-weekly flights operate every Monday and Thursday.

The airline didn't immediately have more details about the incident.


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