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American Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Striking Bird

Path of American Airlines flight

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Friday morning after reportedly hitting a bird.

Airport officials were notified of the emergency landing after 10:30 a.m. It was bound for Dallas/Fort Worth and returned to Tulsa International Airport around 11 a.m.

A spokesperson for American Airlines told KTUL that the flight was forced to make an emergency landing to inspect the aircraft for a "possible bird strike."

No injuries were reported at the time of the incident. All 182 passengers and 7 crew were safely taken off the plane.

More information is expected this afternoon.

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