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Plane Lands At PHL After Possible Bird Strike

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Moments after taking off from Philadelphia International Airport, a Pittsburgh bound flight was forced to land after a possible bird strike.

According to reports, a US Airways Airbus A320 departed PHL at 3:50 p.m. bound for Pittsburgh International Airport.

During the initial climb the plane experienced a possible bird strike and was forced to land.

The plane, carrying 140 passengers and five crew members, landed safely at 4:06 p.m.

The passengers were flown to Pittsburgh on a different plane, according to US Airways officials.

There were no injuries reported and investigation is needed to determine whether or not a bird did actually strike the plane.

The US Airways Airbus A320 was the same model of plane involved in the “Miracle on the Hudson” bird strike incident.

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for more information on this developing story.

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