CHARLESTON, W.Va. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A plane flying from New York to Tennessee made an emergency landing in West Virginia after striking a bird, officials said.
News outlets report the 57 passengers onboard the Delta flight, which was headed to Nashville, Tennessee from LaGuardia Airport, had an unexpected layover Thursday in Charleston.READ MORE: How A Shocking Environmental Disaster Was Uncovered Off The California Coast After 70 Years
The pilot told air traffic controllers at Yeager Airport they were going to make an emergency landing at 4:50 p.m. after a bird struck the plane, airport spokesman Mike Plante said.
When the bird hit the plane, it cracked the windshield, officials said.
WOWK-TV, the CBS affiliate for Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia, posted a picture of the damage to Twitter.READ MORE: Police: 2 Wanted In Connection To Armed Robbery At Bronx Apartment
The aircraft landed without incident. No injuries were reported.
Delta was sending a new plane to transport passengers later in the evening, Plante said.MORE NEWS: Sanitation Worker Dies After Being Struck By Car In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Driver
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