American Airlines
American Airlines flight returns to LAX after possible bird strike

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. For more California breaking news, follow @brittny_mejia