Thursday, August 12, 2010

Delta 757 returns to LAX following bird strike

A Delta Air Lines 757 returned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) after ingesting a bird in its right engine during takeoff Wednesday afternoon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Delta Flight 1806 had just departed from Rwy 25R around 1:30 p.m., when the incident occurred stated FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

The plane, carrying 186 passengers bound for Detroit, returned safely LAX touching down just after 2 p.m., Gregor said.

No injuries were reported. The FAA and Delta's maintenance crew planned to inspect the plane.

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