A JetBlue flight leaving Logan International Airport this morning had to make an emergency landing after the plane struck a bird during takeoff, the airline said in a statement.
JetBlue flight 111, which was heading to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, struck a bird shortly after 8 a.m. The captain of the plane decided to return to Logan Airport, where the aircraft was inspected, JetBlue said.
Passengers were taken off the plane and offered other flight options to Chicago, JetBlue said.
According to Massport Spokesman Matthew Brelis, the bird was ingested into the engine of the plane and its remains will be analyzed to determine what species it is.
Some travelers posted on social media after the incident. Here are some of those posts:
@Marra Our team is going to thoroughly inspect the plane. We'll know more after we know if there's been any damage.— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) May 27, 2014
@Marra Sorry for any inconvenience. We're being extra cautious and we'll have you on your way again just as soon as we can.— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) May 27, 2014