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Flight from Vegas diverted after bird strike

Posted at 5:23 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 08:28:39-04

An American Airlines flight was diverted to Phoenix, Arizona, after a bird hit the plane during takeoff from McCarran International Airport.

The strike cracked the windshield of the plane, which departed shortly before 1 a.m.

After the plane landed in Phoenix, its passengers were quickly put onto another flight.

It is scheduled to arrive in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a few hours.

There were 174 passengers on board the Airbus A321.