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Bird hit forces plane to make emergency landing at JFK airport

By PTI
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New York, Oct 24: A plane that struck birds shortly after takeoff in Boston made a safe emergency landing at a New York City airport Monday evening.

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A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff.

JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones says Flight 877 landed safely at John F Kennedy International Airport just before 7:30 pm yesterday.

Jones says the plane was diverted to JFK "out of an abundance of caution." She says all passengers will be re- accommodated on another aircraft. The plane struck the birds late last afternoon after taking off from Boston Logan International Airport. It was then diverted to New York. JetBlue did not say if the plane suffered any damage.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the crew declared an emergency and that the flight was diverted to JFK Airport in New York. The crew declared an emergency and was planning to return to Logan Airport, but was then diverted to JFK International Airport in NYC due to weather

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