Birds hit two planes at JFK Airport

Posted on: 11:01 am, January 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:05am, January 14, 2013

Authorities say birds hit two planes that took off from New York’s Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff over the weekend.

The New York Daily News reports a JetBlue flight with about 70 passengers headed to the Dominican Republic hit some birds moments after taking off around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

The plane landed back at JFK Airport without incident.

A second JetBlue flight, on its way to the Bahams, hit a bird about an hour after take off on Sunday. Officials do not believe the bird strike damaged the plane, but it returned to the airport as a precaution.

In both incidents, passengers resumed their trips on different planes.

Source: The New York Daily News