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.
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.
The aircraft landed without incident. No injuries were reported.
Delta was sending a new plane to transport passengers later in the evening, Plante said.
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