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JetBlue flight returns to Salt Lake after bird strike

Posted at 7:32 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 09:32:02-04

SALT LAKE CITY – People planning to fly from Utah to California had to deal with a big delay overnight.

JetBlue flight 531 left Salt Lake City International Airport headed for Long Beach just before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Shortly after take off, the plane experienced a bird strike, forcing the flight to return to Salt Lake.

A spokesperson from JetBlue told Fox 13 the flight landed safely at 7:45 p.m.

Passengers on that flight were then put on the next plane to Long Beach.