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American Airlines Flight Diverted After Hitting Bird
« on: May 02, 2024, 07:10:54 AM »

(it's becoming almost too common, just hear how calm the pilot is, like, oh, I think we'll just go to Baltimore, like it's not a big deal :))

Ameteorologist aboard an American Airlines flight bound for Florida said her flight was diverted to Maryland after it struck a bird while taking off.

According to information posted on airline tracker FlightAware, American Airlines flight AA4168—operated by Envoy Air—from Reagan National Airport (DCA) in the Washington, D.C., area was scheduled to land at Key West International Airport (EYW) at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. However, FlightAware's data shows the aircraft was diverted to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Taylor Grenda, a meteorologist at Washington, D.C.'s, Fox 5 station, said on X (formerly Twitter) that she was on the flight, adding it was rerouted due to a collision with a bird.

"Flight from DCA to Key West didn't go as planned. Struck a bird taking off. Circled Maryland for a long time. Just safely landed at BWI," Grenda wrote.
"American Eagle flight 4168, operated by Envoy, with service from Washington, DC (DCA) to Key West (EYW) diverted to Baltimore (BWI) due to a possible bird strike," the statement said. "The aircraft landed without incident and taxied to the gate under its own power, where it will be inspected by our maintenance team. We're working to get customers on their way to EYW as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience."