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JetBlue flight lands at JFK after bird strike

Mark Lennihan
By Joe Anuta

KENNEDY AIRPORT — JetBlue Flight 1205, which took off from White Plains, N.Y., airport, made an unscheduled landing at Kennedy Airport Thursday morning shortly after it experienced a bird strike, according to the airline.

The Florida-bound plane was carrying 68 passengers and four crew members when it struck the fowl about 7:45 a.m. It was immediately diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport for inspection out of what the airline said was “an abundance of caution,” and touched down about 8:25 a.m.

Passengers were switched to another flight and continued their trip.

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