News American Airlines flight from LaGuardia to Miami makes emergency landing at JFK after bird hits engine An American Airlines flight Photo Credit: Getty/Joe Raedle By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox April 13, 2015 5:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport on Monday when a bird flew into the engine, an airline spokeswoman said. The flight, headed to Miami, took off from LaGuardia Airport at about 2:15 p.m. but was struck shortly after, spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said in an email. The Boeing 737 was diverted to JFK after the left engine was struck by a bird. The 81 passengers were then rebooked on a different plane, expected to depart JFK at 5 p.m., she said. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.