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Plane had to return to Sea-Tac after bird strike

 

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SEATAC, Wash. — A plane had to return to Sea-Tac Airport Saturday after a bird strike, officials said.

A passenger on the affected United Airlines plane, Phoebe Ezell, said she witnessed flames coming from the engine.

The plane, Flight 1867, landed safely after what officials said was a bird strike to the engine.

Officials said there was no damage to the aircraft. It was thoroughly inspected, spokesman Jonathan Guerin with United Airlines said, and later departed from Seattle.

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