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US Airways jet strikes bird, returns to N.Y. airport

US Airways jet strikes bird, returns to N.Y. airport

NEW YORK — A US Airways jet returned to New York’s LaGuardia Airport after the pilot reported striki

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.

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