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NORFOLK (AP) -- A plane that was landing at Norfolk International Airport fatally struck a bald eagle.

Airport deputy executive director Robert Bowen says the eagle was struck on a runway Tuesday morning by a U.S. Airways Express flight operated by Air Wisconsin.

Airport firefighters typically try to chase away wildlife that get close to runways.

The eagle was struck by the aircraft's right main landing gear, Bowen tells WVEC.com.

The aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries to the passengers or crew.

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