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Plane returns to Phoenix after hitting bird

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Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 12:16 pm

A collision with a bird has forced a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Ontario, Calif., to return to Sky Harbor.

Passengers aboard Flight 1015 told KTAR-FM ( that the bird strike came about 45 minutes into the flight Thursday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the bird took out the jet's right engine. Officials say the jet landed safely and passengers were put on a new plane for the flight to southern California.

No injuries were reported.

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