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(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — A Delta flight from New York to Nashville made an emergency landing Thursday afternoon in West Virginia because of a bird strike.

In a statement issued by Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, Delta CRJ9 Flight 4071 from New York’s LaGuardia Airport was en route to Nashville when the plane experienced a bird strike that cracked the windshield.

As a result, the plane was diverted to Yeager Airport, said the airport.

The plane carried 57 people. No injuries were reported, according to the airport.

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