Delta Air Lines flight makes emergency landing in Green Bay

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Posted: Jun 05, 2015 7:34 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from Green Bay to Minneapolis had to make an emergency landing after an engine was damaged by an apparent bird strike shortly after takeoff.

Airport director Tom Miller says the Airbus A319 with 78 people on board safely returned to Green Bay just before 8 a.m. Friday.

Miller says recent rains have birds flocking to the airport despite efforts to scare them off. He expects less of a problem when dry conditions return.

It was one of two emergency landings at Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport on Friday. The other happened about 40 minutes earlier, when a cargo plane landed after one of its two engines failed about 40 miles south of Green Bay.

Miller says no one was injured in either incident.