JetBlue flight makes emergency landing after bird strike, Report
JetBlue flight makes emergency landing after bird strike, Report

A JetBlue flight made an emergency landing late Wednesday after the plane hit a bird while traveling to New York.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesperson Andrew Trull said JetBlue flight 1808 heading to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City sustained a fuel leak on the aircraft as a result of the incident.

The plane landed back at Dulles at around 10 p.m. and emergency crews applied foam to contain the spill.

The passengers were transported off the plane to the concourse gate. There were no injuries reported at this time.

‘Landing was very turbulent, extremely rough. Bouncing around. As soon as we landed, the fire department was there and immediately started foaming the engines and all the fuel spillage that was on the tarmac,’ said passenger Luis Ortiz from Queens to CBS News. ‘It was really an emotional experience. Thank God the pilot got us there safely.’

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