Utah Jazz 'shaken, but unharmed' after team plane forced into emergency landing after bird strike

Players and staff of NBA team Utah Jazz were leftshaken, but unharmedafter a bird strike forced the plane they were on to make an emergency landing on Tuesday.

The travel party had been heading to the team’s next game against the Memphis Grizzlies on a chartered flight but, just minutes into the journey, the decision was made to turn back for Salt Lake City Airport.
A statement on the Utah Jazz website said the bird strike had caused a fire in at least one of the engines.
    Pilots were able to land the Boeing 757-200 without incident despite engine failure, according to the team.
      Players were clearly shaken by the incident and quickly took to social media upon landing. But no one on the plane was harmed,” read a team 声明.
        Hours later than scheduled, the team was eventually able to board a different plane and departed safely for Memphis.
          Damage could be seen to one of the plane's engines.

          Players react

          Following the incident, 星 Rudy Gobert posted a message on social media saying: “It’s a beautiful day!”
          Teammates Jordan ClarksonDonovan Mitchell also both posted a praying emoji whilst forward Royce O’Neale 写: “GOD is good.
            根据 Federal Aviation Administration, there was an estimated 17,228 wildlife strikes at 753 US airports in 2019. 从 1988 至 2019, 曾经有 292 fatalities attributed to wildlife strikes around the world.
            Boeing did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.

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