Around 8 a.m., Flight 1205 from White Planes to Fort Myers was hit by birds shortly after takeoff.
Friends of LaGuardia Airport say the $200 million project could attract more birds around the airport looking for food. The activists lost their court fight on Tuesday.
According to airport officials, flight 3518 to Pittsburgh took off from the airport in Windsor Locks around 11:30 a.m. but was forced to turn back 15 to 20 minutes later. A fire was reported in the plane’s auxiliary power unit.
JetBlue flight 721 turned back as a precaution just before 10 a.m. Airline officials said it was not a direct bird strike.
It was a roller coaster ride with a very unexpected scare. A young boy’s decision to sit in the front seat could have killed him — thanks to a mid-ride collision with a bird!
“We cannot afford to sit back and wait for a catastrophe to occur before cutting through bureaucratic red tape between federal agencies,” U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
The plane started swerving immediately right after the two hit, so he was rocking the plane back and forth,” passenger Laura Echavarria said. “I’m going to die. I’m not going to see my family.”
JetBlue Flight 571 was hit by two geese. One landed square on the plane’s windshield and was caught in the wipers and obstructed the view from the cockpit, CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis reported.
The plane had just taken off from JFK around 3 p.m. Thursday when birds were sucked into an engine. Passengers watched as the cabin began filling with smoke.
Delta Air Lines spokesman Anthony Black said Flight 1063 encountered a “bird strike” on the plane’s right side engine just after taking off about 3 p.m. Thursday. He said the pilot decided to land as a precautionary measure.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger the keys to New York City after he ditched his plane in the Hudson River after a bird strike, saving all 155 people on board. On Tuesday, Sullenberger repaid the mayor with advice.
A bird strike forced a Jet Blue plane to make an emergency landing on Saturday morning at JFK Airport.
There is no evidence that a bird strike caused an engine failure aboard a jetliner carrying actor Leonardo DiCaprio and more than 200 other people as it took off from New York on Sunday, the FAA said.
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