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American Airlines plane hits birds, returns to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

1:17 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A bird strike forced an American Airlines flight to return to St. Louis Friday night.

Flight 1186 took off from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at 7:43 p.m. and was headed to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

After the bird strike the pilots reported a burning odor and made the decision to return to Lambert.

The plane landed at 7:58 p.m. and the passengers were moved to another aircraft which departed at 9:28 p.m. and landed safely in Chicago.

The MD-80 was carrying 112 passengers and five crew members.

KSDK

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