kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Local

Bird Strike Forces Landing At San Jose Mineta Airport

View Comments
Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

Mineta San Jose International Airport (City of San Jose)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SAN JOSE (KCBS) — A passenger airplane at Mineta San Jose International Airport had to abort its take off on Wednesday morning after striking a bird on the runway.

An airport spokeswoman told KCBS that a Southwest plane destined for Seattle hit a “single” bird on the runway some time during the hour after 7 a.m.

The plane subsequently returned to the gate and the passengers were being transferred to another plane and will continue on to Seattle as soon as possible, the spokeswoman said.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus