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JetBlue bird strike forces emergency landing

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A JetBlue flight bound for Fort Myers, Florida was diverted to Kennedy Airport after a bird strike, said officials.

The plane had just taken off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains on Thursday morning when it struck the bird.

Flight 1205 landed safely at JFK at 8:25 a.m..

Passengers were transferred to another JetBlue flight that was scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers at 12:45 p.m.

Bird strikes over New York have been getting special attention since 2009, when a flight successfully ditched in the Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese.

The AP contributed to this report.

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