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Boy hit by bird on 6 Flags roller coaster

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A boy is recovering after he was hit in the face by a bird while riding a roller coaster at an amusement park in New Jersey.

The collision occurred as the Kingda Ka coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was returning to the station Thursday.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries to his face and neck.  His name was not released.

The 456-foot tall Kingda Ka coaster, which reaches speeds up to 128 mph, was shut down for about half an hour.

This isn't the first time someone has been hit by a bird on a roller coaster.  Italian super-model Fabio was bloodied in the face by a goose on the Apollo's Chariot ride at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va.  in 1999.  The aftermath of that infamous incident was photographed because the freak-accident happened during a publicity stunt for the theme park.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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