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Plane strikes bird after Logan takeoff, forcing it to land

An American Airlines jetliner at Logan International Airport.
Bill Sikes/Associated Press/File 2019
An American Airlines jetliner at Logan International Airport.

A New York-bound American Airlines plane taking off from Logan International Airport Tuesday morning struck a bird, which caused it to land in Boston after just 17 minutes in the air.

The plane took off at 6:37 a.m. and landed safely at 6:54 a.m., according to American Airlines. It was bound for New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

The plane was inspected and no damage was found, according to the airline. It was later put back into service.

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