RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials say a suspected bird strike shortly after takeoff forced a Northwest Airlines flight to make an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said Northwest flight 1546 took off for Minneapolis just before 9 a.m. Sunday but quickly made an emergency landing after the pilot heard a noise. She said the plane had 153 people aboard and no one was hurt.
Northwest spokeswoman Leslie Parker said the plane experienced a suspected bird strike to the left engine and that the engine had shut down.
Parker says Northwest was rebooking passengers on other flights.