JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Logan After Hitting Bird

JetBlue Airways aircraft are pictured at departure gates at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in this file photo taken June 15, 2013. JetBlue Airways reported a lower quarterly profit on Thursday as increases in salaries boosted operating expenses. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
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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.

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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: