NC-bound plane returns to gate after being hit by bird during takeoff

Published 10:24 am Monday, January 25, 2021

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A North Carolina-bound flight had to return to the gate in Florida after it was struck by a bird during takeoff on Sunday.

Delta flight 2084 from Tampa to Raleigh returned to the gate after being struck by the bird at Tampa International Airport, Delta said in a statement.

The Airbus A319 had 40 customers and five crew members on board.

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Because of damage to the plane’s engine, the passengers and crew had to transfer to another plane to continue the flight.



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