Delta flight forced to return to JFK after bird strike

5:14 PM, Apr 19, 2012   |    comments
FILE - A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757. (Image Courtesy: Delta Air Lines)
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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)

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