United Plane Strikes Bird, Lands Safely

United 643 was bound for Portland, Ore.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012  |  Updated 4:34 PM CDT
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United Plane Strikes Bird, Lands Safely

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A United Airlines plane turned around and landed safely at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after reportedly striking a bird during takeoff on Thursday.

The flight -- United 643 bound for Portland, Ore. -- landed without incident, said a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

None of the 134 people on board were injured. A United spokesperson said alternative travel arrangements are being made.

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