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JetBlue Flight From JFK Turns Back After Bird Strike

Airline: No One Was Injured In The Incident
A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport (file/photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport (file/photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A JetBlue plane was forced to turn back shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a bird strike, the airline said Sunday morning.

JetBlue flight 721 bound for Nassau, the Bahamas, turned back as a precaution just before 10 a.m. Airline officials said it was not a direct bird strike.

All passengers and crew members are reported safe, according to JetBlue.

There was a similar incident Saturday afternoon when a Dominican Republic-bound JetBlue flight was hit by a bird and headed back.

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