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Toronto-bound WestJet flight forced to turn around after hitting a bird

It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's both!

That's right, passengers on Toronto-bound WestJet flight WS660 had their travel plans interrupted when they were forced to return to Calgary after hitting a bird earlier today. 

WestJet told CTV News the plane hit a bird while taking off and turned back as a precaution.

WestJet also said they took the plane out of service for a maintenance inspection and emergency vehicles were called, just in case. 

After the flight returned to its departing location, the 165 passengers went back to the gate to await a different flight.

There were no passenger injuries reported and the plane had a safe landing, but sadly the same can't be said definitively for the bird.

Lead photo by

CJ Burnell


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