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Bird strike forces flight to return to BZN

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Posted at 9:27 AM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 12:12:09-04

BOZEMAN - On Monday, an American Airlines flight that had left Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport around 2 pm was forced to turn around after a bird struck the plane.

Airport Director Brian Sprenger told MTN News that the flight was 10 miles outside of Bozeman and was able to turn around. Sprenger called it a minor incident.

In a statement to MTN News, American Airlines said American Airlines Flight 1612 from Bozeman (BZN) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) encountered a bird strike upon takeoff and returned to Bozeman. "The flight landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power."

Bird strike forces flight to return to BZN