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Bird Strike Prompts Emergency Landing At Sacramento International Airport

File / Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Sacramento International Airport Terminal B.

File / Rich Pedroncelli / AP

A passenger plane made an emergency landing at Sacramento International Airport Friday morning after a bird strike.

The Airport's Operations Manager says the United Airlines plane hit a bird shortly after takeoff, and the pilots turned it around and landed safely back at Sacramento International.

The plane is now being inspected.

-Capital Public Radio Staff