Flight out of Tampa makes emergency landing after hitting ducks

Passengers describe what it was like when a jet hit ducks 10 minutes into a flight to Houston.

TAMPA -- A United Airlines flight that took off in Tampa was diverted back to the airport after reports the aircraft struck some ducks.

A spokesperson at the airport said the flight was headed to Houston just before 8 a.m. when the plane hit a bird and had to return to Tampa.

The flight was left around 7:40 a.m., but returned around 7:50 a.m.

Aircraft maintenance is currently assessing the plane.

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