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Holy crap dh just called ***Update***

Posted by on Oct. 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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He is flying to China. Had a bird strike and they relanded back in Chicago. The engines have to be checked out. This happens more than you know. It is what brought down the plane that landed on the Hudson.



An American Airlines plane on its way to China returned to O'Hare International Airport Sunday morning after flying into a flock of birds, officials said.

Flight 289, which was headed to Shanghai, returned to O'Hare Airport around 11:14 a.m. Sunday after an apparent bird strike, according to American Airlines spokeswoman My-Linh Bui.

Bui said the incident happened shortly after takeoff and the plane, carrying 237 passengers and 15 crew members, returned to Chicago "without incident."

Chicago Fire Media tweeted that an EMS Plan 1 was called to the airport, sending several ambulances to the scene as a precaution.

The passengers were placed on a later flight scheduled to leave O'Hare at 2:30 p.m., Bui said.

Birds and other wildlife have collided with aircraft at O'Hare and Midway International Airports more than 430 times since the beginning of 2012, and reports of wildlife strikes in the Chicago area have steadily risen over the past 20 years, NBC5 Investigates has found.

What's more, it is likely that many more strikes at both airports have never been reported at all, making it unclear just how prevalent the problem of wildlife and aircraft may be.

Just three weeks ago, a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Chicago made an emergency landing in North Carolina after a bird flew into one of its engines. And the January, 2009 flight known as "The Miracle on the Hudson" - where Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew safely landed a U.S. Airways Airbus on New York's Hudson River after hitting a flock of birds - is the stuff of legend.

Most of the strikes are inconsequential, with no damage or injuries. Others are minor - the airline equivalent of a fender-bender. But according to the reports filed with the FAA, scores of strikes in the Chicago area have caused significant damage to planes. In fact, across the country -- since 1990- 54 planes have been destroyed, and 23 people have been killed in crashes due to strikes by birds and other wildlife.


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Barabell
by Barbara on Oct. 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Scary! I'm glad his plane landed safely.

drfink
by Emily on Oct. 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

 Geez worrisome, glad you got a call from him telling what went wrong and somehow didn't hear it on the news or some other way..Glad it is just a delay for him.

I have read it is much more common than we think.I prefer to think it is rare ....  ; )

atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM
It is very common, you are right.


Quoting drfink:

 Geez worrisome, glad you got a call from him telling what went wrong and somehow didn't hear it on the news or some other way..Glad it is just a delay for him.


I have read it is much more common than we think.I prefer to think it is rare ....  ; )


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boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Oct. 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I didn't realize how common it was until the Hudson landing.......Scary!    Glad he is safe and sound.




atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM
4 hour delay. Getting new crew and plane.
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proudmother5946
by Member on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Back in the 90's, an AWAC plane taking off from Elmendorf afb went down because of birds. Killed all 24 airmen on board. This happened just a couple of miles from my house. A woman we worked with husband was on board.
fammatthews4
by Trisha on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Wow, scary.  Glad his plane was able to land safely

bizzeemom2717
by Jen on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Wow glad he's safe. I didn't know how common either til Hudson thing
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lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Crazy~~ I'm going to keep on my rose colored glasses since I will be flying this month !!

Cindy18
by Bronze Member on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Glad he is OK.

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