FAA: Bird Strikes Force Return Of Two JFK Flights
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Two planes were forced to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after takeoff over the weekend because of bird strikes.
A JetBlue flight heading to the Dominican Republic Saturday afternoon returned after hitting some birds.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a second JetBlue plane hit a bird Sunday morning after it took off for the Bahamas.
JetBlue tells the New York Post it was not a direct hit, but the plane returned to the airport as a precaution.
Tuesday marks four years since the so-called "Miracle on the Hudson," when a U.S. Airways jet struck a flock of geese after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport and pilot Chesley Sullenberger guided the plane down for a safe landing on the river.