CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An airplane bound for New York from Charleston returned to Charleston International Airport safely after running into a flock of birds shortly after takeoff.
A Delta jet was about two miles from the airport and flying about 3,000 feet when it happened Tuesday.
Airport spokeswoman Becky Beaman said the aircraft returned to the airport safely so mechanics could check on the damage. There were no injuries.
Shuttle America spokesman Peter Kowalchuk said the 63 passengers were put on other flights.
He said a number of birds hit the right engine of the Embraer 170 aircraft.