POSTED: 2:55 p.m. HST, Jun 26, 2010
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa>> A bird was sucked into the engine of a Hawaiian Airlines plane as it landed at the airport in American Samoa.
The incident Thursday night delayed the flight's departure out of Pago Pago until Friday.
The flight from Honolulu arrived around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Passengers were told that as the aircraft was coming in to land at Pago Pago International Airport, a bird was sucked into one of the plane's engines.
An agent with Hawaiian in Pago Pago confirmed to Samoa News that a bird flew into an engine.
The aircraft landed safely.
The flight departed for Honolulu around 6 p.m. Friday.
Hawaiian operates three weekly roundtrip flights to Pago Pago during the summer. The airline provides the only air link from the territory to the United States.