CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer shortly after taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Child Found Dead In Street In Dallas Neighborhood
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 5320 declared an emergency shortly before noon Wednesday.
TV stations showed damage to one of the right front wing flaps of the CRJ700 jet, and emergency personnel sprayed foam on the aircraft as a precaution.READ MORE: Police: Missing Tiger In Houston Found Safe, Healthy
No injuries were reported. The 44 passengers aboard the flight deplaned by stairs and were seen boarding buses to return to the terminal.MORE NEWS: DFW Weather: Forecast Has Rain Chances Every Day This Upcoming Week
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