FILE - A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757. (Image Courtesy: Delta Air Lines)
NEW YORK (WNBC) -- A Delta Air Lines 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.
(WNBC New York)