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.