American Airlines makes emergency landing at San Jose airport after striking bird

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An American Airlines flight had to return to Mineta San Jose International Airport for an emergency landing shortly after the plane struck a bird during takeoff this morning, an airport spokeswoman said.

American Airlines Flight 1118 was bound for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and took off at 6:20 a.m. from San Jose, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

However, minutes later the aircraft struck a bird, disabling the plane’s No. 2 engine, Barnes said.

The plane was able to safely turn around and land at the San Jose airport at 6:42 a.m. with no injuries reported on board, Barnes said.

The plane was able to taxi to a gate and its passengers will be accommodated on another flight to their destination, according to Barnes.

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