A plane struck a bird shortly after takeoff Wednesday night from Logan International Airport and had to turn around, authorities said. No passengers or crew members were hurt.
The FAA confirmed the mid-air mishap in a statement.
“Republic Airlines Flight 4696 returned to Boston Logan International Airport and landed without incident around 7:09 p.m. local time yesterday after the crew reported a bird strike on departure,” the statement said. “The Embraer E75 jet was bound for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The FAA will investigate.”
A spokesperson for MassPort, which runs Logan, also confirmed the plane landed without incident.
Though the flight was operated by Republic, it was in fact American Eagle flight 4696, American said in a separate statement.
“On Oct. 13, American Eagle flight 4696, operated by Republic Airways, with service from Boston to Reagan National Airport (DCA) returned to Boston following a bird strike,” the statement said. “The flight landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power. We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans and our team worked quickly to re-accommodate all passengers to their final destination.”