American Airlines Flight Lands Safely at Miami International Airport Despite Bird Strike: Spokesman

The plane will remain out of service until maintenance workers can examine it

Friday, Oct 12, 2012  |  Updated 7:45 AM EDT
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American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Miami International Airport on Oct. 4, 2011.

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An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Miami had a bird get caught in the plane's engine but managed to land safely at Miami International Airport Thursday night, an airline spokesman said.

Flight 1388 landed between 10:30 and 11 p.m. with no injuries, the spokesman said.

It departed from O’Hare International Airport with 145 people on board.

The plane will remain out of service until maintenance workers can examine it.

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