PHOENIX, Nov. 3 (UPI) — An emergency landing by a Delta Air Lines passenger jet in Phoenix was necessitated by a bird strike, officials say.
Ian Gregor, a spokesperson of the Federal Aviation Administration, said Flight 1232, which was bound Monday morning from Phoenix to Salt Lake City, returned to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport shortly after takeoff, The Arizona Republic reported.
“(The bird strike) caused some damage to the windshield,” Gregor told the newspaper. “The damage caused a problem with the pressurization in the cabin and the pilot declared an emergency landing.”
Delta spokesman Anthony Black told the Republic the plane was landed the plane as a precautionary action and that passengers were placed on other flights.
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