‘Passengers crying’ after plane engine catches fire during flight

An American Airlines flight was forced to return back to the airport after a possible bird strike.

The Boeing 737-800 had departed from Columbus to Phoenix on Sunday morning before a crew member reported the strike at around 8am (EDT), the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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