Southwest Plane Bound For Ontario Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

SACRAMENTO (CBS) — A Southwest plane was forced to make an emergency landing after it was struck by birds shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning.

Flight 1146, which was heading to Ontario, returned to Sacramento International Airport without incident at 6:21 a.m.

The airline was working to accommodate the 25 passengers who were aboard the plane. None of them were injured.

Wednesday’s incident was the second emergency landing made by a Southwest plane in less than 24 hours at Sacramento International Airport.

  • CarmaDogma

    The first incident was reported as an aborted takeoff, not an emergency landing. I was on a plane at John Wayne airport in the 90’s that sucked a few birds into the jet engine during takeoff. Because we wouldn’t have had power to make clearance, they aborted takeoff just feet from the back fence.

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