Plane diverted to Sea-Tac after bird strike

Plane diverted to Sea-Tac after bird strike

FILE: United Airlines jets sit at gates at O'Hare International Airport on September 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

SEATAC, Wash. — A plane that left Spokane was diverted to Seattle after a bird strike Friday, according to United Airlines.

United flight 812 from Spokane to Denver departed at 5:38 a.m. The airline said the strike happened shortly after takeoff.

The plane landed at Sea-Tac at 6 a.m., where it remained on the tarmac until about 8:35 a.m., when it departed for Denver.

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United said the Airbus A320 landed safely.  No one was hurt.

A passenger on the flight sent KIRO 7 a photo from a flight attendant that showed a bloody cockpit windshield after the birds hit.

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