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US Emergency landing for JetBlue flight that hit bird

17:57  18 may  2017
17:57  18 may  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Wing of JetBlue flight that made emergency landing after returning to Washington's Dulles International Airport after a possible bird strike on night of May 17, 2017; foam on ground was used to contain fuel from leak ground crews discovered.

© @MrJRedd jetblule- emergency - landing - bird -strike-051717.jpg. WASHINGTON -- A JetBlue flight headed to New York returned to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night after striking a bird , reports CBS New York.

View from window of JetBlue plane that made emergency landing after returning to Washington's Dulles International Airport after aircraft hit bird on night of May 17, 2017; fuel spill-containing foam is seen on ground: jetblule-emergency-landing-bird-strike-051717.jpg © @MrJRedd jetblule-emergency-landing-bird-strike-051717.jpg

WASHINGTON -- A JetBlue flight headed to New York returned to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night after striking a bird, reports CBS New York.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot declared an emergency.

Some 15 minutes after Flight 1808 departed from Washington's Dulles International Airport for New York's  John F. Kennedy International Airport , the captain told passengers they would have to return to Dulles and brace for impact when the plane landed, CBS New York says.

The plane landed safely at about 10 p.m., according to the Metro Washington Airports Authority.

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JetBlue flight 877 made an emergency landing after hitting a flock of birds . The flight took off from Boston around 4.15pm and landed at JFK at 7.35pm. The plane was on the way to Vegas but was rerouted to JFK in New York.

A JetBlue flight was forced to make an emergency landing on Wednesday night after possibly hitting a bird shortly after take off. The flight from Washington D.C. was

The MWAA says its Fire and Rescue unit responded and spotted a fuel leak on the aircraft.

Emergency crews applied foam to contain the fuel spill, the agency says.

A mobile lounge transported all passengers from the plane to the gate, and they were put on another Jet Blue plane, the MWAA adds.

No injuries were reported.

Some passengers said they heard a sound coming from the engine

The aircraft was an E190, the smaller of the two planes JetBlue flies, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave reported. It was being inspected for damage early Thursday morning.

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