A plane bound for Miami International Airport struck a bird shortly after takeoff from Chicago, causing an engine fire.
United Flight 1930 traveling from O’Hare International Airport to MIA suffered a bird strike “shortly after takeoff,” an O’Hare spokesman said.
Cellphone footage taken by a passenger shows flames shooting from the back of the engine.
Passengers described hearing a “bang” and feeling a jolt – and the pilot immediately turned the plane back to O’Hare.
The passengers disembarked and transferred to another plane. They landed safely in Miami about two hours late.