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TODAY   |  September 03, 2013

Struck by bird, plane makes emergency landing

A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff in Raleigh, N.C. The plane’s engine was compromised after being hit by a bird, and passengers were placed on other flights.

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>>> a southwest airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in north carolina last night after the plane hit a bird. it happened shortly after take off from raleigh, north carolina . the flight was headed to chicago. the crew shut down the affected engine and immediately returned to the airport. passengers were placed on other flights.