Flight to Charlotte diverted after bird strike



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A US Airways flight headed to Charlotte was diverted after a bird strike, according to airline officials.

Flight 3284, operated by Republic Airlines as part of US Airways' Express flights, took off normally from Key West, Fla. on Friday afternoon. The bird strike happened shortly after takeoff.

The crew saw some lights come on in the cockpit and decided to land for safety, according to officials. The flight landed at Fort Myers, Fla.

No injuries were reported on the flight carrying 72 passengers and four crew members.

Passengers were taken off the plane in Fort Myers. An aircraft will be sent from Charlotte to Fort Myers after 5 p.m. to pick up the passengers. The flight should be in Charlotte around 8 p.m.