Denver-bound flight makes emergency landing after bird strike

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DENVER — A Frontier Airlines flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Denver had to turn around and make an emergency landing after an apparent bird strike early Sunday morning.

According to St. Louis International Airport spokesman Jeff Lee, just after 6 a.m. Flight 297 struck a flock of birds on takeoff out of St. Louis.

The plane quickly turned around and the 58 passengers on board were placed on the next available flight.

A Frontier spokesperson says the aircraft is currently out of service for repairs.

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