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Bird strike sends OC-bound plane back to O'Hare

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

A plane leaving O'Hare International Airport was forced to return after a bird strike Tuesday.

American Airlines flight 1076, a Boeing 737-800, hit at least one bird during takeoff about 8:30 a.m.

The aircraft, carrying 109 passengers and a crew of five, was headed to Orange County, California. The captain declared an emergency and returned to O'Hare safely at about 8:45 a.m. AA maintenance inspected the aircraft and determined it could refuel and redepart.

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