CHICAGO (CBS) — A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Midway International Airport on Thursday, after apparently striking a bird during takeoff.
Southwest Flight 105 took off from Midway at about 9:40 a.m., bound for Las Vegas. According to the city’s Aviation Department, the plane made a safe emergency landing at Midway at 10:07 a.m.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: August Starts On The Cooler Side
The Federal Aviation Administration said the 737-800 jetliner landed without incident after reporting the plane had hit a bird during takeoff.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Chance Of Storms Overnight; A Quiet Pattern To Come
“All 164 customers and six crew members are safe. They will be accommodated on another aircraft and will arrive in Vegas approximately three hours late,” Southwest spokeswoman Emily Samuels said.MORE NEWS: At Least 2 People Killed, 32 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
The FAA was investigating the incident.