NEW YORK — A US Airways jet returned to New York’s LaGuardia Airport after the pilot reported striking a bird after takeoff.
The Federal Aviation Administration says Flight 2191 landed safely around 7 p.m., Friday.
The Airbus A319 had 101 passengers and 5 crew members aboard. It had been headed to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just outside Washington D.C.
US Airways did not immediately return a message.
The FAA says it’s investigating. It’s the second bird strike this week involving a LaGuardia flight.
A United jet en route from Chicago struck a bird before landing safely at the airport Wednesday morning.
In March, a seagull put a hole in the nose of a JetBlue airliner shortly after take off from Westchester County Airport, prompting an unscheduled landing at New York’s Kennedy Airport.