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A United Airlines plane had to return to Chicago O’Hare International Airport because collided with a bird shortly after takeoff.
The airline reported that the events were reported on Friday shortly before noon.
Flight 1930 was bound for Miami, Floridawhen the unforeseen event was reported.
Neither the passengers nor the crew members on the Boeing 737-900 aircraft were injured.
The plane’s engine caught fire due to the impact with the animal.
A social media video of a passenger sitting near a window shows fire coming out of one of the engines.
The travelers boarded another plane that was supposed to take off that same day in the afternoon.
Although the exact time the emergency was reported is unclear, a Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman said a hold alert was issued at about 11:14 a.m.
The spokeswoman said that 15 minutes later, the situation was safe, according to the Local 10 report.
The plane made an emergency landing at the O’Hare at 11:31 a.m.
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