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JetBlue plane makes emergency landing in New York after bird strike

A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in New York.

JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones said Flight 877 landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Ms Jones said the plane was diverted to JFK “out of an abundance of caution”, adding that all 144 passengers would be re-accommodated on another aircraft.

The plane struck the birds late on Monday afternoon after taking off from Boston Logan International Airport. It was then diverted to New York.

JetBlue officials told WABC that birds struck the left engine and that weather prevented the plane from returning to Logan.

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