SANTA ROSA (AP) — An airline official says an Alaska Airlines plane struck and killed a deer while landing at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.

American Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat on Saturday the deer apparently wandered into the planes’ path and was hit Wednesday.

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Egan says the plane was scheduled to continue on to Los Angeles but that flight was canceled so the aircraft could be inspected.

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She says the Bombardier Q-400 turboprop was not damaged but the tires were changed as a precaution.

Egan says the unusual incident led to the cancellation of two flights with 81 passengers, some of whom didn’t fly until the following day.

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