Flight Out of Westchester Airport Forced Into Emergency Landing

A JetBlue airliner was forced to land at JFK early Friday.


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A JetBlue airplane that departed from Westchester Airport Friday morning made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport after striking a bird mid-flight.

Around 9:30 am, shortly after takeoff, JetBlue flight 671 struck a bird, which tore a hole in the nose of the plane, according to ABC News.  Air Traffic Control instructed the pilot to land at JFK on runway 22 shortly before 10 am. None of the plane’s more than 140 passengers were reported injured. 

Read the entire report from ABC News here



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