Updated at: 01/14/2013 7:07 AM
(AP) NEW YORK - Authorities say bird strikes forced two planes to return to New York’s Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff over the weekend.
A JetBlue flight bound for the Dominican Republic returned to the airport without incident after hitting some birds Saturday afternoon.
According to the FAA, a second JetBlue plane hit a bird Sunday morning after it took off for Nassau in the Bahamas.
JetBlue says wasn’t a direct hit and the plane returned to the airport as a precaution.
In both incidents, passengers resumed their trips on different planes.
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