Delta flight hits bird, returns to Portland, Ore.

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Posted: Apr 07, 2011 4:20 AM
Delta flight hits bird, returns to Portland, Ore.

Officials say a Delta Airlines flight carrying 60 people returned to the Portland airport shortly after takeoff after hitting a bird.

SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman Brooke Heath says Flight 4621 took off for Salt Lake city at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday and returned to Portland International Airport around 5 p.m.

She says the aircraft made a safe landing and no one was hurt.

Heath says the flight was canceled as crews began inspecting the aircraft. Passengers were placed on later flights.

Delta Flight 4621 was being operated by Delta partner SkyWest.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com