Plane leaving San Diego hits flock of birds

Posted at 8:43 AM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 20:29:30-04

A bird strike prompted a Houston-bound plane to return to San Diego International Airport Monday.

United Airlines flight 1451 departed Lindbergh Field Monday morning, but turned around after hitting a bird shortly afterward. The jet landed safely around 7:30 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The flight ultimately left shortly before 8:30 a.m., according to online flight tracking information.