Delta Flight Returns to JFK After Engine Bird Strike

The plane was a Boeing 757

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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