Bird strike forces JetBlue flight to land

A JetBlue flight from Stewart Airport was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing this week after a bird was apparently sucked into the plane's engine.

JetBlue tells News 12 that Flight 575 had just taken off for Orlando, Florida yesterday afternoon when the plane began to fill up with the smell of smoke.

The pilots immediately turned the plane around and were able to land the aircraft and all of its 137 passengers and crew safely.

JetBlue mechanics are still trying to figure out what type of bird, and how many, may have been sucked into the engine.

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