Second bird strike in two days sends JetBlue flight back to JFK

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-13 19:55:57-05

For the second time in two days, a bird strike forced a JetBlue plane back to John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to aviation officials.

Sunday, Bahamas-bound Jetblue flight 721 returned to the tarmac around 10 a.m. as a precaution.  It is unclear what, if any damage the aircraft sustained.  According to officials, it was not a direct bird strike.

No passengers or crew members suffered injuries.JetBlue

This was the second such incident for JetBlue, after a flight bound for the Dominican Republic was forced to turn back Saturday afternoon.