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JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK After Hitting Birds in Boston

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    A JetBlue flight from Boston to Las Vegas was diverted to New York after an incident with birds.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    A JetBlue plane hit some birds after taking off from Boston Logan International Airport on Monday.

    JetBlue Airways Flight 877, an Airbus 320, reported that it struck several seagulls after departing Logan on Monday afternoon.

    The crew declared an emergency and diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, according to the Massachusetts Port Authority. A JetBlue spokeswoman said the flight made a safe landing at JFK at about 7:30 p.m.

    The spokeswoman said the plane was diverted "out of an abundance of caution" and that passengers will be re-accomodated on another aircraft

    According to LiveATC, an online service that records air-traffic control communications, the pilot of the flight said "we felt a pretty good jolt" after the strike. 

    The Federal Aviation Administration noted that the crew initially planned to return to Logan instead of landing at JFK.

    The flight was originally heading to Las Vegas.