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Southwest Flight Returns to Love Field After Bird Strike: FAA

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    Southwest Flight Returns to Love Field After Bird Strike: FAA
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    Southwest Airlines planes on the ground at Dallas Love Field

    A Southwest flight returned to Dallas Love Field Airport Monday morning after striking a bird, the FAA says. 

    The Boeing 737 had taken off for Albuquerque at about 10:30 a.m. when the strike happened, according to a spokesperson for the FAA. The plane turned around and landed without incident, the spokesperson said. Bird Threat to Planes Still Evident Near Dallas Love FieldBird Threat to Planes Still Evident Near Dallas Love Field

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    A Southwest spokesperson said the flight returned "out of an abundance of caution."

    Passengers were booked on another flight to Albuquerque and the plane will undergo a routine inspection, the spokesperson said.


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