ALERT Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight #WN1486 stabilizer damaged during takeoff

©Christine Florijan

Southwest flight #WN1486 experienced birdstrike minutes after take-off from Pittsburgh-Intl Airport (KPIT).

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 (reg. N8509U) from Pittsburgh to Ft. Myers was damaged on takeoff due to birdstrike with a goose to the stabilizer.

Pilots quickly decided to return to Pittsburgh.

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