A Delta flight from Detroit to Atlanta had to make a U-turn and return to Detroit after pilots found a small bird flying around the cockpit.
The plane was taxiing to the runway when the pilots noticed the bird inside the cockpit. So they turned the plane around and returned to the gate to remove the bird. But after searching for an hour, they couldn’t find it and assumed it had somehow left on its own. The plane then took off, but an hour into the flight the bird reappeared and the pilot announced, “I have an update that the bird is back and it’s going a little nuts in here in the cockpit and we do not feel safe continuing on this flight, so we’re going to go back to Detroit.”
Once the plane arrived at the gate, the door was opened and the bird flew out. After a brief delay, the flight was resumed and took off for Atlanta without any winged hitchhikers.
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