Red Tail Hawk slams into plane windshield during student’s flight

OLIVE BRANCH — The Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc. was called to the Mid-South for something out of the ordinary.

On Sept. 9, during flight school, a student was met with quite a surprise she will never forget!

PHOTOS: Red Tail Hawk slams into plane windshield during student’s flight

A female Red Tail Hawk slammed into the windshield of the plane during flight the student’s flight, according to officials.

Student Kayleigh was able to land the plane safely with her instructor at the Olive Branch Airport. She was checked out and is doing well.

A volunteer, Charles Edward Crews Jr., headed to the airport as soon as the rehab center got the call.

During the accident, the hawk suffered a broken Ulna, officials said.

The veterinarian was able to pin the break during surgery last week.

Assistant Director Debra Crum with the Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation said:

The break was in a pretty precarious spot, so we are still yet to see if she will be able to sustain flight. She has a long road ahead of her in recovery, but we are dedicated to giving her 110%!

She is currently doing well, this girl is definitely a fighter!