Jet Lands Safely in Denver After Bird Hits Engine

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) United Airlines says a bird struck one engine of a jetliner shortly after takeoff from Denver, but the engine didn’t lose power and the plane returned safely to the airport.

Airline spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says none of the 151 passengers and crew was injured.

The Boeing 757 had just taken off for San Francisco on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

McCarthy says said the pilot’s decision to return to the airport was a routine safety precaution.

A US airways jet splash-landed in New York’s Hudson River on Jan. 15 after a collision with a flock of birds knocked out both engines. All 155 aboard survived.

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