A JetBlue flight had to return to Southwest Florida International in Fort Myers, Florida shortly after takeoff late Monday morning due to suspected bird strike.
‘Flight 552 with 144 passengers departed at 11:47 a.m., but turned back shortly after takeoff from Southwest Florida International. It landed safely at 12:22 p.m., and taxied to the gate on its own power.
The airline scrubbed the flight “out of an abundance of caution,” said Sharon Jones, a JetBlue spokeswoman. The displaced passengers either got refunds or were rebooked onto other flights, Jones said. She had no details on the suspected bird strike, but said a maintenance crew was inspecting the aircraft.’
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