N.C.-Bound Jet Returns to N.Y. Airport After Bird Strike

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A US Airways jet bound for Charlotte, N.C., has made an emergency landing at an upstate New York airport after the pilot reported a bird strike shortly after takeoff.

Airline spokeswoman Tina Swail says the pilot of Flight 1101 declared an emergency two minutes after leaving Rochester's airport Thursday morning.

The Airbus carrying 124 passengers and a crew of five turned back, landed safety at 8:30 a.m. and returned to the terminal.

The plane is being repaired and the flight was canceled. Passengers were shifted to other flights.