Bird Flies Into Engine Of Cheney's Plane
Vice President Is Here To Speak To Conservative Think Tank
(CBS) CHICAGO A bird appears to have flown into and damaged the engine of Vice President Dick Cheney's plane as it arrived in Chicago Friday morning.
As of 10:30 a.m., mechanics were inspecting the plane to see if repairs are necessary and if the plane can return to Washington. The plane landed safely, and no one was hurt.
Cheney is in Chicago to speak at the Ritz-Carlton for a conservative think tank.
Like the vice president, members of the Heritage Foundation favor a strong military and a commitment to the War in Iraq.
Cheney earlier told a local radio station that the person appointed to the new war czar post will coordinate several government organizations involved in rebuilding both Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the czar will "ride roughshod if necessary over the bureaucracy to make sure we get the job done."
Then again, there's always a chance that the plane was steered into the bird. Cause, you know Cheney's birdlust knows no bounds.