Passenger jet lands safely in LA after bird strikes engine

Authorities say an Allegiant Air jet has returned safely to Los Angeles Worldwide Airport after the crew reported placing a chicken

LOS ANGELES — An Allegiant airliner returned safely to Los Angeles Worldwide Airport after the crew reported placing a chicken Thursday morning, authorities stated.

The jet skilled a chicken strike to its No. 2 engine shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport for an inspection and an evaluation, Allegiant spokeswoman Hilarie Gray stated in an e mail.

“The plane landed safely and taxied to the gate below its personal energy, the place passengers deplaned usually,” she stated.

Gray stated she didn’t instantly have additional details about harm to the plane.

A substitute jet was dispatched to take the passengers to Provo, Utah.

The hazards of plane chicken strikes had been demonstrated by the emergency touchdown of US Airways Flight 1549 within the Hudson River in 2009 after geese had been ingested in each engines.

Since then, in accordance with an FAA truth sheet, chicken strike reporting elevated to a median of greater than 15,000 a yr from 2015 by 2019. Lower than 5% of strikes are damaging.

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