American Airlines plane Embraer ERJ-175LR, performing a domestic flight AA3930 from Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, suffered bird strike shortly after takeoff and was forced to abandon climbing off Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane departed at 07:30 hours local time and landed back at 07:54. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries among the passengers on board.
The passengers were disembarked and rebooked for other flights. The aircraft Embraer ERJ-175LR was taken out of service for repairs. The extent of damages received by the aircraft was not specified.
The investigation for the root cause of the accident is underway.
Embraer E-Jet family is a series of narrow-body short- to medium-range twin-engine jet airliners, carrying 66 to 124 passengers commercially. The E175 is a slightly stretched version of the E170 and first entered revenue service in July 2005. The E175 typically seats around 78 passengers in a typical single class configuration, 76 in a dual class configuration, and up to 88 in a high-density configuration. It is powered with General Electric CF34-8E engines of 14,200 pounds (62.28 kN) of thrust each.