EMERGENCY JetBlue #B61808 to JFK returned to Washington after suspected birdstrike

©Julius Redd

A JetBlue flight #B61808 to New York returned to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night after possibly striking a bird.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot declared an emergency.

Some 15 minutes after Flight 1808 departed from Washington’s Dulles International Airport for New York’s  John F. Kennedy International Airport , the captain told passengers they would have to return to Dulles and brace for impact when the plane landed, CBS New York says.

©Julius Redd

The plane landed safely at about 10 p.m. Fire and Rescue unit responded and spotted a fuel leak on the aircraft.

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