Bird strike forces Seattle-bound plane to turn around
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- A Seattle-bound passenger jet returned to Dallas-Fort Worth International airport Tuesday afternoon when the plane struck a group of birds shortly after takeoff, the Dallas Morning News reported. American Airlines Flight 1017 from Dallas-Fort Worth to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was carrying 182 passengers and a six person crew Tuesday afternoon. The left engine hit a bird, and the plane was forced to return to Dallas.