WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A JetBlue aircraft bound for West Palm Beach, Florida made an emergency landing at a suburban New York airport shortly after hitting birds upon takeoff.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says JetBlue Flight 571 carrying 54 passengers had a bird strike while taking off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains on Tuesday. He says the plane returned to the airport and landed safely just before 7 p.m. No one was injured.
JetBlue spokeswoman Real Hamilton-Romeo says initial reports indicate no damage to the plane.
According to Westchester County Airport officials, the flight is scheduled to depart for PBIA around 9:30 p.m.
On Thursday, a Los Angeles bound jet made an emergency landing at JFK Airport after striking a bird.
In 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York after striking a flock of geese.
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