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Dallas-Bound AA Flight Hits Bird, Makes Emergency Landing

(credit: American Airlines)

(credit: American Airlines)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight from Tulsa, turned around and made an emergency landing after hitting a bird.

AA flight 1491 had 182 passengers and 7 crew members on board, when it departed at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  The plane hit the bird shortly after takeoff and immediately returned to Tulsa’s airport.

All the passengers deplaned the 757 aircraft and returned to the terminal before 11 a.m.

Crews continued to inspect the plane more than an hour after the emergency landing.

An AA spokesperson said the airline hopes to use the same plane to fly the passengers to DFW, but is looking to secure an alternate aircraft in case it must be pulled out of service.

No injuries were reported.

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