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United plane makes U-turn to Sacramento International after bird strike

A United Airlines flight taking off from Sacramento International Airport was forced to turn around and safely land after a bird strike.

The flight involved a Boeing 737 aircraft headed for Denver around 5:30 a.m., said Sacramento Fire Department spokesman-firefighter Roberto Padilla.

Padilla said the department responded to the incident as a precaution. “The plane touched down and it did not appear to be on fire,” said Padilla.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.