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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 9:12 pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Maintenance crews are inspecting a JetBlue flight that was forced to return to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shortly after takeoff because of a bird strike.

Flight 1751 was bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, when a bird struck one of the engines Monday morning. An airline statement says the plane returned to the airport and landed safely. Crews are inspecting the aircraft for damage.

There were 142 passengers and five crew members on board at the time.

On Saturday, a US Airways flight from Key West, Fla., to Charlotte was diverted to Fort Myers after a bird strike. No injuries were reported.

In 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York after striking a flock of geese.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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