Delta Flight Strikes Bird, Loses An Engine Forces Emergency Landing

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A Delta flight bound for Denver took off from JFK had to make a quick return to the runway after it hit a bird and the bird got sucked into an engine on Saturday. Via the NYDailyNews, the 126 passengers and crew were not injured, luckily. You can see the images via Twitter. 

Delta Flight Strikes Bird, Loses An Engine Forces Emergency Landing

A plane taking off from Kennedy Airport struck a bird and lost an engine in the skies above Queens early Saturday, sparking an emergency landing, authorities said.

The Denver-bound Delta flight took off from JFK just before 8 a.m. but made a quick loop back to the runway after a bird got sucked into its engine at about 500 feet altitude, according to the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association.

The impacted engine shut down and the pilot had to land the plane using limited power, officials said. None of the crew members or 126 passengers were hurt.

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Glad everyone is safe! The passengers were all re-assigned to new flights. Poor bird!

HT: NYDailyNews and Twitter

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  1. I wonder what is worse, a loose engine or a lost engine? I guess it depends on how loose it is, and whether they can find the lost engine or not.

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