You never want to see a hole in your plane. Holes are not supposed to be in planes. And that's why investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into what knocked a whole in a United Airlines jet.
They think it was some flocking bird.
The United Airlines jet was on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth with 151 souls aboard when some flocking bird slammed into the nose cone, near the windshield. No one was hurt, except probably the flocking bird.
Now investigators need to find out what kind of flocking' bird, like maybe a goose or a duck.
'The Smithsonian Institution has a catalogue DNA database of every bird species in the world and they'll be able to determine what species that bird is based on that DNA analysis,' said Kendra Cross with the agriculture department.
Once the airline can figure out what hit the plane, they might be able to come up with a plan to get the flock out of the way.