DALLAS – Cops have to be prepared for a surprise attack at every turn, but this time, it came from the sky. Yeah, you heard right. Dallas Air One had to make an emergency landing Monday night after a bird shattered the windshield.
It happened over Lake Ray Hubbard as cops were searching for a boater who had capsized. The pilot, Sgt. Todd
The pilot, Sgt. Todd Limerick, was struck in the face by glass fragments and was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. “He received a gash over his left eye, as well bruising on the left side of his face and he’s now home recovering”, says Deputy Chief Scott Walton.
“He received a gash over his left eye, as well bruising on the left side of his face and he’s now home recovering,” said Deputy Chief Scott Walton.
Limerick later sent out a tweet to assure everyone he was ok. The co-pilot, Sr. Cpl. “Frenchie” Espagnol stuck the emergency landing.
They even rescued that capsized boater. There’s also a happy ending for the chopper which was given a temporary fix on-site so it could be flown back to the hangar for full repairs.
Chief Walton commended both men.
“This is a testament to both of these officers, not just as officers but as pilots.”
As for the bird, let’s just say his frequent flyer miles have officially expired.