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Delayed Honor Flight Finally Takes Off From Quad Cities

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It wasn't the government shutdown that nearly derailed the next Honor Flight out of the Quad Cities; it was a bird! The pilot reports than an owl flew into the engine of the jet that was designated to carry dozens of war veterans to Washington D.C. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Take off around 7 a.m. was delayed while the airline tried to get the plane fixed.

After waiting in the terminal at the Quad Cities International Airport in Moline for several hours, they got the green light around 9:30 a.m. and boarding got underway.

"It's just a great example of American ingenuity and people really caring about our veterans and doing everything in their power to make things happen for us," said Bob Morrison, Director of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

Despite a battle in congress that led to a government shutdown, Morrison was determined to make the trip, which he says means so much to area World War II and Korean War veterans.

Organizers did have to make some changes in the itinerary, because several memorials and monuments are closed.

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