JetBlue flight headed to Las Vegas forced to land

Marco Green
October 24, 2017

A JetBlue flight that struck birds during takeoff is expected to make an emergency landing at a New York City airport on Monday.

The crew declared an emergency and initially planned to return to Logan, but could not do so because of the weather, the FAA said.

But after sending word the flight was diverted to John F Kennedy Airport in NY.

A JetBlue flight was diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport after striking birds, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.

There are 144 passengers on board the plane, which is an Airbus 320. Flight data showed the flight took off at about 4:15 p.m. ET., and it landed just before 7:30 p.m. ET. Emergency vehicles were standing by to respond after the landing, but were not required, FOX 5 in NY reported.

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