Bird-Struck AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing at JFK Airport

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By George Hatcher

American EagleAmerican Airlines flight 1320 returned and made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on March 17.

The plane, carrying 126 passengers and 7 crew members, departed for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, shortly before 9 a.m. Authorities said it was airborne for about 10 minutes before a flock of geese hit it. The pilot then declared an emergency and landed back uneventfully. No one was injured.

The aircraft was taken out of service. The airline arranged an alternate plane for the passengers.

The FAA is investigating.

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