Delta Flight 1591 returns to Charlotte after bird strike


PUBLISHED Fri, February 24, 2017 - 11:42am EST
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Delta Air Lines Flight 1591 has made a safe emergency landing at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina after it suffered a bird strike shortly after take-off, officials say. There were no injuries. (more)





Flight 1591, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 aircraft, took off from the airport at about 9:22 a.m. ET on Friday and struck a bird a short time later. The crew then decided to return to the airport, where it landed safely at 9;45 a.m. ET.

"The McDonnell Douglas MD-88 aircraft landed without incident, taxied to the gate normally and the 122 customers are being re accommodated on alternate flights," Delta Air Lines said in a statement. "The safety of Delta's customers and crew is our top priority and we apologize for the inconvenience."

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would investigate the circumstances of the bird strike.





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