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Bird strikes force 2 jets to return to JFK Airport

Monday, January 14, 2013
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Authorities say bird strikes forced two planes to return to Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff over the weekend.

A JetBlue flight bound for the Dominican Republic about 3:30 p.m. Saturday returned to the airport without incident after hitting some birds.

According to the FAA, a second JetBlue plane hit a bird Sunday morning after it took off for Nassau in the Bahamas.

JetBlue told the New York Post it wasn't a direct hit and the plane returned to the airport as a precaution.

In both incidents, passengers resumed their trips on different planes.

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