American Airlines Boeing 737 Experiences Bird Strike

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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N810NN performing flight AA-318 from Miami,FL (USA) to Saint Kitts (Saint Kitts and Nevis) with 166 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Miami’s runway 08R when the aircraft received a bird strike.

The bird strike prompted the crew to stop the climb at about 5000 feet and return to Miami for a safe landing on runway 09 about 12 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported the aircraft received unknown damage, there were no injuries.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N894NN reached Saint Kitts with a delay of 3.5 hours.