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.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Expected To Mandate Masks In New Jersey Schools This Fall For All Students K-12
All passengers and crew members are reported safe, according to JetBlue.READ MORE: 2 MTA Bus Passengers Struck By Stray Bullet When Gunfire Erupts In Queens
There was a similar incident Saturday afternoon when a Dominican Republic-bound JetBlue flight was hit by a bird and headed back.MORE NEWS: New York State Assembly Gives Cuomo 1 Week To Defend Himself In Sexual Harassment Investigation
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