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Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Nashville

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Passengers on a Southwest plane out of Nashville had to turn around shortly after takeoff Monday morning and make an emergency landing because the airline said birds hit one of the plane's engines.

The plane from Nashville was headed to Baltimore at about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Southwest Airlines said flight 3387 had to quickly turn around after striking the birds.

The plane landed safely at Nashville International Airport and Southwest Airlines said no one was hurt.

The airport said it has a wildlife mitigation plan in place to help prevent bird strikes, which includes the use of a mobile air cannon to scare large flocks of birds away, used mainly in the spring and fall.

There were 110 passengers on board the Southwest plane Monday morning.

The airline spent the rest of the day fixing the plane and finding other flights for the passengers to Baltimore.

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