Southwest Airplane Lands Safely in CT After Bird Strike

4:06 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa, Fla. struck a bird on its final approach was able to land safely in Connecticut.

Bradley International Airport spokesman John Wallace says Flight 2102 was about 25 miles south of the airport Wednesday afternoon when the crew declared an emergency after hearing a loud bang outside the aircraft.

He says emergency crews were called to the runway and watched as the plane made a normal landing on time. No injuries were reported.

Wallace says the plane taxied to the gate under its own power. An initial inspection of the plane revealed the bird strike.

Southwest Airlines Inc. is based in Dallas.

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