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Plane makes emergency landing at DFW Airport due to bird strike

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A bird strike caused a D.C.-bound American Airlines plane leaving from Dallas to have to make an emergency landing back in Dallas on Friday night, FAA officials confirmed with FOX 4.

AA Flight 1188 hit a flock of birds as it was taking off from DFW Airport at 6:23 p.m. 

The pilot declared an emergency landing, and the plane, an MD-80, returned to DFW Airport at 7:20 p.m.

A total of 123 passengers and five crew members were on board. After landing, the passengers boarded another flight.

There is reportedly minor damage to the plane's left engine.

The plane is currently in the airport's maintenance hangar.

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