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MKE Southwest Airlines flight to Orlando delayed due to suspected bird strike

Posted at 9:13 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 11:18:32-04

MILWAUKEE — Mitchell Airport says a flight set to fly to Orlando was delayed after a suspected bird strike.

The airport said it was a Southwest Airlines flight. The plane was on the runway about to take off when there was a suspected bird strike.

The incident happened just before 8:30 a.m. Southwest Airlines said the captain of the plane had rejected takeoff.

Officials say the airplane never left the ground and was taken back to the terminal to be checked out.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted that he was on the flight.

The plane was removed from service and will be inspected. Passengers aboard the plane will be re-accommodated on other flights.

No other details were released.

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