A plane leaving from Boston Saturday morning had to make an emergency landing after a collision with a flock of birds.
The JetBlue flight 897 took off from the Boston Logan International airport on Saturday and was heading to Liberia, Costa Rica. The plane made an unexpected landing at the Orlando International Airport at 11:25 a.m.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the flight landed after a possible problem with landing gear was reported. The pilot believes the aircraft, an Airbus A320, collided with a group of birds during the departure from Boston. The pilot declared a state of emergency and the plane took to the ground. JetBlue released a statement clarifying, the plane landed, “out of an abundance of caution following a bird strike.”
The aircraft was able to land safely in Orlando and maintenance crews are performing an inspection. There were no reports of any injuries to any passengers or crew members on board.