(CNN) — A Delta flight was compelled to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport on Sunday night time “after coming involved with birds throughout takeoff,” Delta Air Strains mentioned.
The flight rotated after its crew reported a chicken strike had cracked a windshield on the Airbus A320 plane.
In an announcement to CNN, Delta Airways mentioned upkeep personnel had been evaluating the plane because the airline labored “to reaccommodate clients on an alternate plane to Washington D.C.”
Flight 2281 was initially scheduled to land at Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport, however attributable to airport restrictions, was rescheduled to land at Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport.
No passengers or crew had been injured throughout the incident, a spokesperson for Delta instructed CNN.
There are round 15,000 chicken strikes reported yearly, in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration. About 5% of them end in injury to the plane.