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United Flight Makes Emergency Landing at SFO After Bird Strike

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    United Flight Lands at SFO After Bird Strike

    An airplane traveling from San Francisco to Singapore had to make an emergency landing after sustaining a bird strike shortly after takeoff early Friday morning. Christie Smith reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 24, 2018)

    An airplane traveling from San Francisco to Singapore had to make an emergency landing after sustaining a bird strike shortly after takeoff early Friday morning.

    The United Airlines flight took off at 12:01 a.m. from the San Francisco International Airport only to come back into SFO shortly after.

    "They told us 'the flight is going to be delayed and come in and get some refreshments and just wait for the next flight,'" said passenger Alex Sandoval. "It was good, everything was fine, everybody was cool about it."

    Passengers were met by emergency vehicles at the gate but no one was injured.

    Travelers Frustrated by Delays After SFO Emergency Landing

    [BAY] Travelers Frustrated by Delays After SFO Emergency Landing

    An airplane traveling from San Francisco to Singapore had to make an emergency landing after sustaining a bird strike shortly after takeoff early Friday morning, causing frustration to many travelers.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 24, 2018)

    "We are working to get our customers to their destination as soon as possible," said United Airlines in a statement.

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