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Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Philly International After Bird Damages Windshield

Skyforce10 was over Philadelphia International Airport Monday evening when a plane made an emergency landing after a bird crashed into its windshield. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015)

A plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Monday evening after a bird struck its windshield, officials said.

American Airlines Flight 1889, which departed from Charlotte, North Carolina, was heading to Hartford, Connecticut when a bird hit its windshield, causing a crack. Officials say 114 passengers and five crew members were on board.

The Airbus 319 was diverted to Philly International and landed safely around 6:30 p.m. No one was injured during the incident.

The passengers and crew members were transferred to another plane which departed Philly International at 7:38 p.m. The damaged aircraft was taken out of service and officials replaced the windshield.

There have been 42 bird strikes at Philadelphia International this year, according to federal data.

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