Wednesday, February 07, 2018

American Eagle / PSA Airlines, Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700: Incident occurred February 07, 2018 at T. F. Green Airport (KPVD), Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island

WARWICK, R.I. (WJAR) —    A plane that struck a small flock of birds made an emergency landing at T.F. Green in Warwick Wednesday afternoon.

American Eagle flight 5396, which was being operated by PSA Airlines, collided with several horned larks on during takeoff around 12:45 p.m., a spokesman for the airport told NBC 10 News.

The flight was headed for Reagan National Airport in Virginia, but returned to Warwick as a precaution.

The spokesman said the plane landed safely, adding that a maintenance team is inspecting the aircraft.

It is unclear how many passengers were on board.

Planes at T.F. Green have struck animals at least 51 times since 2015, according to Federal Aviation Administartion data.

Most of the animals listed were birds. 

Original article can be found here ➤

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — An American Airlines flight was forced to return to T. F. Green Airport Wednesday afternoon after a reported bird strike during flight.

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said American Eagle Flight 5396 – which is operated by PSA Airlines – landed safely.

Feinstein said the plane was in the air for less than 30 minutes when the bird strike happened.

According to T.F. Green’s website, the flight was scheduled to depart at 11:51 a.m. for Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC.

Feinstein said maintenance crews at the airport were inspecting the plane for possible damage.

Original article can be found here ➤

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