NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after striking birds shortly after taking off Saturday morning.
Port Authority sources tell CBS2 Delta Flight 2836 suffered a bird strike at approximately 500 feet altitude just before 8:30 am, shutting down one of its engines.READ MORE: NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Calls Sexual Harassment Claims Against Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'Extremely Disturbing'
It was forced to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport, where the Port Authority PBA says it was met and inspected by the Aircraft Rescue Firefighter Unit.MORE NEWS: Long Island Man Shocked By Amazon's Response After He Found Undelivered Packages On Side Of Road; 'It's Not My Stuff To Keep'
No injuries were reported.