JetBlue flight hits birds; lands at JFK

- A JetBlue Airbus 320 that took off from Logan Airport in Boston headed for Las Vegas Monday night hit some birds, according to the FAA.

"We had a bird strike, we're going to level off at 3,000, we're going to need to come back to the airfield," the pilot told the tower, according to a recording of transmissions made by LiveATC.net.

The crew of Flight 877 declared an emergency and despite intending to return to Logan, the crew apparently elected to divert to Kennedy Airport in New York after burning off fuel.

The plane landed at JFK around 7:30 p.m. Emergency vehicles were on hand ready to respond but the jet appeared to land without incident.

A JetBlue spokesperson said all passengers would be rebooked on other flights.

 

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