A Alaska Air flight made an emergency landing Wednesday morning after experiencing a bird strike the engine.
A Alaska Air flight made an emergency landing Wednesday morning after a bird strike, which resulted in the “bird remains” becoming entangled in the motor.
Flight 1592 from Punta Gorda, Florida, was diverted to Orlando Sanford International Airport, about 160 miles from where it was. No one was injured during the emergency landing.
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The Las Vegas-based carrier, told Fox News that upon inspection, bird remains were discovered in the engine.
“Flight 1592 from Punta Gorda to Milwaukee experienced a bird strike on takeoff from Punta Gorda Airport. The diverted to Orlando Sanford International Airport out of caution, where bird remains were found in the engine.”
The passengers were transferred to another plane shortly thereafter, where they continue on their way to Milwaukee.
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Recently, the budget plane is examined after pilots threatened strike of more than a year-long dispute with the carrier.
The low cost carrier of the reputation is also a question asked about the safety concerns. In a “60 Minutes” exposé on CBS, damage reports above water company whistle blowers and disgruntled passengers who reported aborted takeoffs, emergency landings, and mechanical problems in the last few years, at a rate that is much higher than other standard airlines. The airline executives at the time called the report both “offensive and defamatory”, while promoting a “false story” that the company does not comply with FAA standards.
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Andrew Craft contributed to this report.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.