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Jet from John Wayne Airport makes emergency landing after bird strike

An American Airlines jet, seen in this photo sent in by Eyewitness News viewer Stacy Parry, departing from John Wayne airport made an unscheduled landing at Los Angeles International Airport after a bird strike on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (ABC7 viewer Stacy Parry)
January 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
An American Airlines jet departing from John Wayne airport made an unscheduled landing after a bird strike.

Passenger Stacy Parry of Whittier sent in a photo of American flight 634. She told Eyewitness News that the left engine caught fire.

The flight was headed to Dallas when it hit three birds shortly after takeoff Saturday morning. The plane diverted to Los Angeles International Airport and landed safely.


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