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Delta flight to L.A. makes emergency landing after N.Y. takeoff

April 19, 2012|By Michael Muskal

A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing moments after leaving New York City, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in New York City said Thursday.

The incident is being investigated as a possible bird strike, he said.

Delta Flight 1063 reported an engine problem and returned to the airport after 3 p.m. EDT,  the spokesman said by telephone.

The plane reportedly carried 172 passengers and seven crew members. No injuries were reported.

All of the passengers left the plane while officials inspected the damage. 

Delta was working on getting the passengers on another flight to California.

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Michael.muskal@latimes.com

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