Safe emergency landing at SJ airport after bird strike

Passengers on an American Airlines flight had a harrowing tale to tell after their plane had to make an emergency landing in SJ.
November 15, 2013 12:06:25 PM PST
Passengers onboard a flight that had to make an emergency landing at San Jose Airport Friday morning have a harrowing story to tell after experiencing frightening moments shortly after takeoff.

American Airlines Flight 1118 was bound for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and took off at 6:20 a.m. from San Jose, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

However, minutes later the aircraft struck a bird, disabling the plane's No. 2 engine, Barnes said.

The plane was able to safely turn around and land at the San Jose airport at 6:42 a.m. with no injuries reported on board, Barnes said.

The plane was able to taxi to a gate and its passengers will be accommodated on another flight to their destination, according to Barnes.