American Airlines Flight Returns To JFK After Striking ‘Object’

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A Los Angeles-bound American Airlines flight was forced to return to New York after the aircraft struck an “object” upon its departure late Wednesday, officials said.

There were 101 passengers and eight crew members aboard Flight 300 out of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). No injuries were reported, American Airlines said in a statement.

Officials didn’t elaborate on what exactly the “object” was that the aircraft struck.

The flight, destined for Los Angeles International Airport, took off from JFK at 8:40 p.m. local time and landed safely back in New York at 9:09 p.m., taxiing to the gate.

The aircraft, an Airbus 321, was being inspected and the incident is under review, American Airlines said.

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