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Delta Airlines plane makes emergency landing after bird strike

20 April 2012 Last updated at 15:50 BST

A Delta Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at New York's John F Kennedy airport after an apparent bird strike.

Flight 1063, which was bound for Los Angeles with 172 passengers and seven crew onboard, contacted air traffic control shortly after take-off when the right engine failed.

Passengers described a loud bang, a grinding noise and the plane shaking, before the cabin filled with smoke.

ABC's Leanne Suter reports.

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