JetBlue flight makes emergency landing back at Dulles airport after bird strike

A flight of JetBlue, which departed from Dulles International Airport on Wednesday had to make an emergency landing back at the airport after suffering a bird strike.

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Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority spokesman Andrew Trull said JetBlue flight 1808 heading to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City ran a fuel leak on the aircraft as a result of the incident.

The plane landed back at Dulles around 10 am and first responders used foam to contain the spill.

The passengers were transported from the aircraft to the hal gate.

There were no injuries reported at this time.

Unreal experience w/ @jetblue. Emergency landings are always a traumatic experience, but grateful that we are safe.Fuel leak, among other issues

— Bryan L. Miller (@EdTechNerd) May 18, 2017

#JetBlue crew #hereos that led flight 1808 to a safe emergency landing at #IAD #TravelingTales

— Julius Redd (@MrJRedd) May 18, 2017

View from #JetBlue flight 1808 from #IAD to #JFK after emergency landing #FeelBlessed #TravelingTales

— Julius Redd (@MrJRedd) May 18, 2017

Fortunately the crew and passengers of #JetBlue 1808

— Julius Redd (@MrJRedd) May 18, 2017

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