An American Airlines plane heading to St. Louis on Thursday morning returned to LAX after the crew reported a possible bird strike.
The plane, with 132 people on board, landed safely at 6:40 a.m. and taxied to a gate, said airline spokesman Andrew Christie.
The crew reported a possible bird strike shortly after takeoff at 6:24 a.m. and decided to return to LAX “out of an abundance of caution,” Christie said.
Maintenance crews are inspecting the Airbus A319, he said.
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