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New York-Bound Flight Returns To Boston Following Bird Strike

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A New York-bound airplane had to return to Boston following a bird strike Sunday.

American Airlines Flight 2136 to LaGuardia Airport took off around 10:08 a.m. from Logan International Airport and landed safely 11 minutes later, then taxied to the gate, an airline spokesperson said.

The pilot reported hitting a flock of geese.

The flight had 99 passengers and four crew members on board. The passengers boarded a replacement plane that left at 11:52 a.m.

The jet, an Embraer E190, was being evaluated by maintenance staff.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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