2 JetBlue Flights out of JFK Suffer Bird Strikes

JetBlue Airbus A320


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.


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