Airborne fish strike aborts plane’s takeoff

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The takeoff of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulfstream G-IV jet from MacDill AFB in Florida was aborted after it collided with a 9-inch sheepshead on the runway. Invesitgators surmise the fish was likely dropped from the air by a bald eagle in flight. The sheepshead caused no damage to the NOAA jet, said base wildlife manager Lindsey Garven, but “it left a streak of fish guts.” Tampa Tribune.