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Grapevine, Texas • An American Airlines jet bound for Seattle safely returned to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after a bird strike.
American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) said Wednesday that nobody was hurt. Passengers were put on another plane and arrived Tuesday night at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Huguely says Flight 1017 was carrying 182 passengers and a six-person crew Tuesday afternoon. Huguely says the bird strike involved the left engine and that the plane returned to DFW airport. She had no details on damage to the twin-engine jet, which was taken out of service for inspection.
The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/19iuUVp ) reports the passengers included several Dallas City Council members heading to a National League of Cities conference. Councilman Philip Kingston says the left engine apparently hit the bird and was vibrating.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com