Delta Flight Returns to JFK After Engine Bird Strike

The plane was a Boeing 757

Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:38 AM EDT
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A passenger on the Delta flight that was forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off at John F. Kennedy Airport captures video of the birds that flew into the plane's engine. Here's the raw video.

A passenger on the Delta flight that was forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off at John F. Kennedy Airport captures video of the birds that flew into the plane's engine. Here's the raw video.

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Delta Flight Returns to JFK After Engine Bird Strike

A Delta Airlines flight from John F. Kennedy Airport to Los Angeles returned 10 minutes after takeoff Thursday because of a bird strike to the engine. Katy Tur has the story.
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A Delta Airlines flight from John F. Kennedy Airport to Los Angeles returned 10 minutes after takeoff Thursday because of a bird strike to the engine.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said flight 1063 encountered a bird strike on the right side engine. As a precaution, he said, the captain returned the plane to JFK.

"The flight landed without incident and they are currently inspecting the engine and working to re-accommodate  the passengers," Black said.

The Boeing 757 with 172 passengers and seven crew members was scheduled to take off at 3 p.m.

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