The plane apparently escaped damage. Which means residents of Grand Rapids will continue to experience the comforts of the 50 seat regional jet.
Now, I’m not sure how I missed this story for a couple of days. I was probably too busy on hold with Cadillac trying to schedule a test drive.
Sadly, under Delta’s new revenue-based frequent flyer program next year, the coyote wouldn’t even have earned miles for the flight, since he wouldn’t have paid a fare.
Of course there is of course only one possible reaction to this whole incident. And the commenters on the news story nailed it:
Next up: A United regional jet flight is cancelled because the co-pilot had ants in his pants…?
(HT: Milepoint to the story that the Delta flight hit coyote – priceless.)