Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Hitting A Flock of Birds.

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A Delta Boeing 757 operating a charter flight for the Utah Jazz Basketball team, was forced to perform an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, shortly after takeoff from Salt Lake City, Utah.

The aircraft suffered quite extensive damage and lost one engine after striking a flock of birds on takeoff from Salt Lake City.

The pilots were able to safely perform an emergency landing without any injuries or fatalities to the passengers.

United Airlines flight safely lands after dramatic engine failure.

The Jazz confirmed their Delta charter for Wednesday’s game returned to Salt Lake City International Airport shortly after takeoff.

A team source who was on the plane said players heard a loud bang and saw a flash from the left engine, and that they were extremely relieved and appreciative no one was hurt.

On Twitter, several players appeared to express gratitude for the safe landing.

Donovan Mitchell posted a praying hands emoji on Twitter, while Rudy Gobert wrote, “It’s a beautiful day!”

The team departed later Tuesday evening for Memphis.

The Jazz were en route to Memphis, Tennessee, where they were scheduled to play the Grizzlies on Wednesday evening.

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