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Flight to NC diverted to PHX after bird strike

Posted at 6:53 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 10:38:44-04

American Airlines says a flight from Las Vegas was diverted to Phoenix after the plane was damaged by a bird strike.

The strike happened shortly after Flight 713 to Charlotte, North Carolina took off from Las Vegas on Thursday morning, causing a crack in the windshield.

Airline spokesman Matt Miller says nobody was injured.

The plane safely landed in Phoenix and 174 passengers and six crew members were put on a different plane to the original destination.

Miller says the aircraft with the cracked window remained in Phoenix so repairs can be made.

Phoenix is a hub for the airline.