Two Chico pilots had to make an emergency landing on Saturday after a bird strike.
It happened around 6:45, Saturday night.
According to the pilot, who was earning nighttime flying hours with a flight instructor, they struck a duck at 3,500 feet over Durham.
The bird broke the windshield and hit the pilot, but he's uninjured.
He turned the plane around and came back to the Chico airport.
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