New York-bound Delta flight returns to Arlanda after bird strike

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New York-bound Delta flight returns to Arlanda after bird strike
File photo of the air control tower at Arlanda Airport. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

A plane heading for New York had to turn back to Arlanda Airport after a bird strike shortly after takeoff.


The Boeing 767 collided with a bird shortly after taking off from Arlanda Airport north of Stockholm, according to police.

Airport operator Swedavia could however not confirm the bird strike.

"I don't have that information at the moment. What happened was that an alarm went off during the flight, indicating something was wrong, and as a security measure they chose to fly back," Swedavia press spokesperson Peter Wärring told Swedish news agency TT.

The aircraft was said to be carrying 179 people, and according to Flightradar it was a Delta Air Lines flight en route to New York.

After dumping fuel, the plane was able to safely return and land at Arlanda at 11.24am.



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