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Plane strike bird, returns to Chicago's O'Hare

Published: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 1:41 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An American Airlines flight heading to China had to return to O'Hare International Airport when the pilot declared an emergency because the plane hit a bird.

American spokesman Matt Miller says 237 passengers and 15 crew members were on board Flight 289 when it departed O'Hare around 10:50 a.m. Sunday.

He says the emergency declaration was a "precaution" and the plane landed safely 25 minutes later.

The flight was heading to Shanghai.

Passengers are being moved to a new plane that's set to depart later in the afternoon.

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