Bird Strike Forces Hawaii-Bound Plane Back To Sacramento Airport

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Hawaii-bound Alaska Airlines flight safely returned to Sacramento International Airport after a bird struck one of its engines.

Flight 869 had just taken off for Maui a little after 10 a.m. Saturday and was climbing when a bird went into the left engine.

Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said the pilot turned around as a precaution.

None of the 163 passengers and crew on board was injured. McElroy said crews were inspecting the airplane and would make any necessary repairs. The passengers will be put on another plane and arrive in Maui around 4:20 p.m. Hawaii time, a little less than four hours after they were scheduled to arrive.

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  1. Lenny says:

    Videos suck on this site as ads bleed way over into video – doesn’t matter which browser is being used… What junk. I’ll look for my news updates ELSEWHERE!!!

  2. MIles says:

    “The passengers will be put on another plane and arrive in Maui around 4:20 p.m.” — I would have stated it as: The passengers will be put on another plane – get high, around 38,000 feet – and arrive in Maui around 4:20 p.m.

  3. Alain Mints says:

    butt. peepee.

  4. Judith Shipstad says:

    No remorse whatsoever for the gruesome death of the bird. People take the attitude that the bird was an inconvenience to THEM. Humans off the planet!

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