Plane headed to Vegas strikes birds, diverted to NY

A JetBlue plane made an emergency landing safely at Kennedy Airport Monday night after the crew reported a bird strike shortly after taking off from Boston's Logan International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

A JetBlue Airways Corp. spokesman says Flight 877 struck the birds late Monday afternoon after taking off from Boston Logan International Airport. There were 144 passengers on board.

The plane was initially meant to make an emergency return to Boston but, weather conditions forced crew to go to NY instead.

The plane is now flying at a low altitude of roughly 3,700 feet and at 200mph.

There are also $30, $40, and $50 flights from Boston, New York City, Newark, Westchester County, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Long Beach, and Oakland to various destinations.

Flight data shows that it took off around 4.15pm from Boston. The crew declared an emergency and the plane was diverted to JFK for landing.

Vanessa Coleman