(CNN) — A Delta flight was compelled to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport on Sunday night “after coming involved with birds throughout takeoff,” the airline said.
Delta Flight 2281, which was headed to Washington, DC, returned to the airport at 10:36 p.m., 47 minutes after it took off, in step with knowledge from flight data monitoring platform FlightConscious.
The flight circled after its crew reported a fowl strike had cracked a windshield on the Airbus A320.
In an announcement to CNN, Delta Air Traces said maintenance personnel have been evaluating the aircraft as a result of the airline labored “to reaccommodate clients on an alternate plane to Washington D.C.”
Flight 2281 was initially scheduled to land at Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport, nonetheless because of airport restrictions, was rescheduled to land at Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport.
No passengers or crew have been injured in the midst of the incident, a spokesperson for Delta suggested CNN.
There are spherical 15,000 fowl strikes reported yearly, in step with the Federal Aviation Administration. About 5% of them finish in hurt to the aircraft.
In 2009, pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III effectively landed US Airways Flight 1549 throughout the Hudson River in New York after its engines have been knocked out by birds shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport.