Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hawaii-bound plane returns to Sacramento after bird strike

An Alaska Airlines flight headed from Sacramento to Hawaii turned around and landed safely after striking a bird this morning, airport officials reported.

Flight 869 reportedly had engine trouble after the bird strike, but no damage details were available.

The plane, which took off at about 10 a.m., landed safely at Sacramento International Airport and the passengers deplaned.

Inspection is underway, and no information is available on reboarding or rescheduling for the passengers.

via Hawaii-bound plane returns to Sacramento after bird strike - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee.

The flight was headed to Maui before the bird was ingested into the engine, Sacramento International Airport spokesperson Karen Doron said.

The plane landed safely and is being inspected by officials.

Passengers are waiting in the gate area. Doron said she is not sure if the passengers will travel on the same plane or not.


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