Delta flight makes emergency landing at JFK after birdstrike

A plane taking off from Kennedy Airport struck a bird and lost an engine in the skies above Queens early Saturday, sparking an emergency landing, authorities said.

The Denver-bound Delta flight took off from JFK just before 8 a.m. but made a quick loop back to the runway after a bird got sucked into its engine at about 500 feet altitude, according to the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association.

The impacted engine shut down and the pilot had to land the plane using limited power, officials said. None of the crew members or 126 passengers were hurt.

The Port Authority Police Department’s Aircraft Rescue Firefighter Unit was on hand to meet the arriving plane and inspect damage.

A Delta spokeswoman said that after landing, the plane was “taxied to the gate for maintenance evaluation.”

“Customers have been reaccommodated on an alternate aircraft,” the spokeswoman said.

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An attendee uses a mobile phone in front of the 'Petalclouds' kinetic installation during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The departure transit hall is seen during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee demonstrates the automated luggage check-in system during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An automated robotic cleaner travels along the departure hall during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The 'Petalclouds' kinetic installation hangs in the Central Galleria area during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An attendee tests out the electronic tourist refund automated system during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The 'Immersive Wall' LED panel displays visuals at the security screening area during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Traditional Singaporean Peranakan houses are mocked up as part of an interior display in the Heritage Zone during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal which will open later this year, will feature an array of fast and seamless travel (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker tends to wall-hanging plants on the facade of Changi Airport's newly-built Terminal 4 in Singapore on July 25, 2017. Singapore's Changi Airport on July 25 held a media preview of its fourth terminal, which will open at a yet to be announced date later this year. The terminal, which relies heavily on automation and self-service machines, will be able to handle some 16 million passengers a year. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
An airport employee demonstrates the use of an automated immigration gate during a media preview at the departure hall of Changi Airport's newly-built Terminal 4 in Singapore on July 25, 2017. Singapore's Changi Airport on July 25 held a media preview of its fourth terminal, which will open at a yet to be announced date later this year. The terminal, which relies heavily on automation and self-service machines, will be able to handle some 16 million passengers a year. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A cleaner sweeps in the departure hall during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal, which is scheduled to open later this year, will feature an array of 'fast and seamless travel' (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Traditional Singaporean Peranakan building facades adorn a wall in the Heritage Zone during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal, which is scheduled to open later this year, will feature an array of 'fast and seamless travel' (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A sculpture piece titled 'Travelling Family' by Kurt Metzier stands in the departure transit area during a media preview of the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The terminal, which is scheduled to open later this year, will feature an array of 'fast and seamless travel' (FAST) technologies to speed people-processing without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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