Soon after taking off from an Ohio airport on Sunday, a bird attack caused an engine fire on a jet.
The aircraft successfully landed without any injuries, according to the authorities.
Around 7:45 a.m., American Airlines Flight 1958 departed from Columbus’ John Glenn Columbus International Airport and was moving toward Phoenix.
Shortly after, the Boeing 737 returned to the airport, where firefighters rapidly quenched the flames after discovering the fire.
There was no information available regarding the aircraft’s passenger or crew complement.
The airline announced that the jet had been removed for repair and attempted to rebook the customers.
According to airport officials, the facility ran as usual, and the fire only slightly delayed a few flights.
The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a probe.
2015 built American Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft (N972NN) did an air-turnback to Columbus International Airport (CMH),after No#2 engine developed smoke and flames due to probable bird strike while taking-off from Runway 28L.
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