Two JetBlue flights taking off from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) this weekend were forced to return due to bird strikes.
The New York Daily News reports:
‘A JetBlue plane with about 70 passengers hit some birds moments after taking off for the Dominican Republic about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The plane landed back at JFK Airport without incident and travelers took off in a new plane about 90 minutes later.
A second JetBlue flight, on its way to Nassau in the Bahamas with 125 passengers, hit a bird about an hour after its 9:59 a.m. take-off Sunday, according to a JetBlue spokesperson. The strike was not believed to have damaged the plane, but the pilot returned to JFK Airport as a precaution.’
Damage to the plane in the first incident is still being assessed.