Delta B712 at Detroit on Dec 30th 2017, birdie at the controls
Last Update: December 31, 2017 / 16:34:08 GMT/Zulu time
The airline reported the flight crew noticed a small bird on the flight deck, which had obviously entered the aircraft during boarding. The captain decided to return to Detroit to avoid a possible distraction. The bird was complimented off the aircraft and set free.
The aircraft departed again after about 80 minutes on the ground and reached Atlanta with a delay of 3 hours.
At the time of the boarding ambient temperatures were reported at -9 degrees C and winds at 18 knots gusting 23 knots.
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