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Delta Flight Gets Struck By Bird, Forces Emergency Landing In NYC
A Delta Airlines flight traveling from California to New York had to make an emergency landing after a bird reportedly damaged the front of the plane.
The flight from Palm Beach to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) was diverted to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) after the pilots reported a mechanical problem.
The Airbus A319 was carrying 43 passengers. The flight landed safely without incident.
Upon landing, there was noticeable damage to the nose of the plane. And while the initial reports suggest a bird was the cause of damage, Delta investigators believe it was actually hail that caused the giant dent.
The nose cones of the planes are known as radomes and are used to protect the plane’s radar equipment.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the midair incident, according to ABC News.
And while investigators determine the cause of the dent, that didn’t stop Twitter users from shareing what kind of bird they believe to be responsible for the damage.